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Table 1 Participant numbers per occupational category

From: Mechanisms affecting the implementation of a national antimicrobial stewardship programme; multi-professional perspectives explained using normalisation process theory

Occupational category Number
AMT Lead Infection Specialist Consultant 9
AMT Pharmacist (1 per 13 boards, 2 from one large board) 15
AMT Nurses (few boards have AMS nurses) 3
Total AMT participants across 14 NHS Health Boards 27
Prescribing doctors × 5 focus groups (3–6 participants per focus group) 21
Clinical pharmacists × 5 focus groups (3–9 participants per focus group) 28
Ward based nurses × 5 focus groups (4–6 participants per focus group) 23
Total front-line practitioner participants across 5 NHS Health Boards 72
Total study participants 99