Table 2

Proposed key informants

CASE*

DESCRIPTION OF INFORMANTS


NSBSP

• 4-5 radiologists


• 3-4 implementation personnel (leaders, team members)


• 3 organizational members (e.g., managers/directors of relevant departments)


• 2 executive- or funding-level decision-makers


• 2 report end-users (e.g., surgeons, coders)


CCPP

• 4-5 gastroenterologists/general surgeons


• 3-4 implementation personnel (leaders, team members)


• 3 organizational members (e.g., managers/directors of relevant departments)


• 2 executive- or funding-level decision-makers


• 2 report end-users (e.g., surgeons, radiation oncologists, coders)


SSRTP

• 4-5 surgeons


• 3-4 implementation personnel (leaders, team members)


• 3 organizational members (e.g., managers/directors of relevant departments)


• 2 executive- or funding-level decision-makers


• 2 report end-users (e.g., radiation oncologists, coders)


Minimum number of key informants = 42-48


*NSBSP = Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program; CCPP = Colon Cancer Prevention Program; SSRTP = Surgical Synoptic Reporting Tools Project.

The specified number represents the minimal number of key informants per category.

Implementation personnel may be interviewed on several occasions (e.g., initial and follow-up interviews) depending on the case and data collected.

Urquhart et al. Implementation Science 2012 7:12   doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-12

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