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Table 1 Participants’ professional profile and working setting (304 participants)

From: It is time to define an organizational model for the prevention and management of infections along the surgical pathway: a worldwide cross-sectional survey

Characteristics N (%)
WHO Region classification
 European Region 198 (65.1)
 Region of the Americas 29 (9.5)
 South-East Asia Region 25 (8.2)
 Easter Mediterranean Region 23 (7.6)
 Africa Region 20 (6.6)
 Western Pacific Region 9 (3.0)
Profession
 Surgeon 216 (71.1)
 Infection diseases specialist 29 (9.5)
 Infection control specialist 16 (5.3)
 Intensivist or anaesthesiologist 14 (4.6)
 Microbiologist 11 (3.6)
 Epidemiologist or PH specialist 9 (3.0)
 Other profession 9 (3.0)
Years of experience
 Less than 5 years 56 (18.4)
 5–10 years 62 (20.4)
 11–15 years 54 (17.8)
16–20 years 38 (12.5)
 More than 20 years 94 (30.9)
Type of hospital
 University hospital 190 (62.5)
 Community teaching hospital 62 (20.4)
 Community hospital 43 (14.1)
 Other 9 (3.0)
Hospital setting
 Urban 272 (89.5)
 Suburban 25 (8.2)
 Rural 7 (2.3)
Hospital inpatient beds
 ≤ 100 10 (3.3)
 101–500 109 (35.9)
 501–1000 106 (34.9)
 ≥ 1000 79 (26.0)
  1. WHO World Health Organization, PH public health