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Table 1 Demographics of health-care professional study participants

From: Time to be BRAVE: is educating surgeons the key to unlocking the potential of randomised clinical trials in surgery? A qualitative study

  Oncoplastic breast surgeons Plastic surgeons Clinical nurse specialists Clinical psychologists
(n = 11) (n = 11) (n = 11) (n = 2)
Gender     
Male 8 9 0 0
Female 3 2 11 2
Years as consultant/CNS a experience     
<5 years 4 1 5 2
6 to 15 years 3 6 6 0
>15 years 4 4 0 0
Median (range) 14 (0 to 23)b 13 (4 to 29) 6 (1 to 12) 1 (0 to 1)
Number of BRs performed per year     
<20 4c 1 NA NA
20 to 50 3 5   
>50 4 5   
Median (range) 30 (0 to 200) 40 (10 to 290)   
  1. aCNS, Clinical nurse specialist; NA, Not applicable. bThis group included one senior trainee not yet appointed as a consultant. cThis group included two surgeons who did not perform breast reconstruction surgery.