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Table 1 Personal and professional data of the specialists interviewed

From: Medical liability, defensive medicine and professional insurance in otolaryngology

Number of respondents 100
Average age (SD) 51.8 years (±10.6)
Sex 73 Men
17 Women
Number of years as a specialist 20 % up to 10 years of professional activity
77 % over 10 years of professional activity
3 % no answer
Category 52 % hospital
18 % university
7 % other healthcare centres
18 % other
2 % no answer
Surgical activity 59 % yes, not cosmetic
18 % surgical and cosmetic
23 % no answer or no surgical activity
Qualification 76 % medical consultant of various levels
24 % no answer or no medical consultant qualification