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Table 2 Summary of fieldwork undertaken (April 2011 to April 2012)

From: Talking about quality: exploring how ‘quality’ is conceptualized in European hospitals and healthcare systems

Hospital Meso-level   Tracer project   Micro-level  
  Ints. Obs. Mtgs. Ints. Obs. Mtgs. Ints. Obs. Mtgs.
The Netherlands a 37 90 25 9 65 19 9 130 26
The Netherlands b 36 100 31 15 31 7    
Sweden a 14 20 7 9 12 5 13 8 8
Sweden b 15 6 2 2 6 1    
England a 13 65 16 5 25 10 21 97 6
England b 24 20 7 5 10 3    
Portugal a 15 0 0 11 0 0 26 57 10
Portugal b 20 18 12 3 10 3    
Norway a* 18 2 3 7 2 1 25 20 2
Norway b** 25 2 1 6 7 2    
TOTAL 217 323 104 72 168 51 94 312 52
  1. *in addition a focus group interview in the maternity micro system (3 participants) (Micro system Norway A), and a group interview (3 participants) (Tracer project Norway A).
  2. **in addition 16 interviews, 12 hours observation, a focus group interview with 7 participants and 3 meetings at micro level in hospital B.
  3. Key: Ints= the number of interviews conducted. Obs= the number of hours of practice observation. Mtgs= number of meetings observed.