Table 1

Demographics of the 60 participants completing both rounds of ratings

Panel compositionN (%)
Geographical location
 UK (Scotland 39, England 8, Wales 2, Northern Ireland 1)50 (83.3)
 Europe8 (13.3)
 USA2 (3.3)
Role within healthcare quality improvement*
 Academic research and/or teaching28 (46.6)
 Quality improvement advisor26 (43.3)
 Provider of healthcare services11 (18.3)
 Managerial staff6 (10.0)
 Policy-maker and regulator4 (6.6)
 Provider of social care services2 (3.3)
 Patient or carer2 (3.3)
 Service user representative1 (1.6)
Experience in working in quality improvement and patient safety
 No experience5 (8.3)
 Less than 2 years7 (11.7)
 2–5 years16 (26.7)
 6–10 years16 (26.7)
 11–15 years7 (11.7)
 More than 15 years9 (15.0)
Training in improvement science or quality improvement
 No29 (48.4)
 Yes31 (51.6)
If yes, then type of training attended†
Institute of Healthcare Improvement-Improvement Advisor Development Program10 (16.6)
Lean or Lean Six Sigma Training Programme5 (8.3)
The Scottish Patient Safety Programme Fellowship5 (8.3)
Improvement Science Training for European Healthcare Workers5 (8.3)
Academic qualifications in quality improvement or implementation science5 (8.3)
Other training or fellowships (various)11 (18.3)
Experience of using balancing measures in quality improvement or patient safety
 No experience20 (33.3)
 Less than 2 years9 (15.0)
 2–5 years14 (23.3)
 6–10 years10 (16.7)
 11–15 years2 (3.3)
 More than 15 years5 (8.3)
  • *Number adds up to more than 60 because participants had the option to select multiple relevant roles.

  • †Number adds up to more than 31 because participants had the option to select multiple relevant training.