Table 1. Characteristics of practices and participants (GPs, nurses, and HCAs)
#Practice locationType of practice (number of GPs)GPs' age, yearsGPs' sexGPs' work experience, yearsTime GP has worked in current practice, yearsParticipating HCAs or nurses, nNurses’ and HCAs' sex
1SuburbanSolo41–50Male1341Female
2SuburbanGroup (2)51–60Male24211Female
3RuralSolo61–70Male42421Female
4RuralSolo51–60Male26251Female
5SuburbanSolo41–50Female831Female
6UrbanGroup (6)31–40Male842Female
7RuralGroup (3)41–50Female16161Female
  • HCA = healthcare assistant.