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Table 1 Recruitment sites

From: Implementation of an older person’s nurse practitioner in rural aged care in Victoria, Australia: a qualitative study

Sites RACF service type Bed numbers available Services available in township (town population) Privately contracted hours of OPNP Approximate percentage of residents with GP collaborative agreement Period of time of service delivery
Site 1 Public sector—2 facilities 36 15 Acute service Urgent Care Allied health Community services Medical clinic (population = 1 082) 8 h per week 100% 1.5 years
Site 2 Not for profit 146 Regional centre with all medical and allied health services (population = 28 559) 8 h per week—divided into two 4-h sessions 50% 6 years
Site 3 Not for profit 69 Regional centre with all medical and allied health services (population = 28 559) 12 h per week—divided into three 4-h sessions 60% 6 years
Site 4 Public sector 14 Acute service Urgent Care Community services Medical clinic (population = 406) 8 h per month 100% 2.5 years
Site 5 Public sector—2 facilities 30 32 Acute service Operating theatre Radiology Pathology Urgent care Community services Medical clinic × 2 (population = 4 477) 8 h per fortnight—divided into 4 h per week 100% 1 year