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Table 2 Coding categories and frequency by group

From: How is Telemedicine perceived? A qualitative study of perspectives from the UK and India

Coding Category1 Frequency by groups
  Government officials Healthcare providers Industry associations Others2
  UK India UK India UK India UK India
Prospects 2 1 1 5 1   1 1
Sectors 2    8 1 1 1 1
Advantages    1 1 1    2
Regulation 1    4   1   
Quality 2   1 1 1    
Litigation 2    2     
Data safety 1   1 4     
Other barriers 1   1 5 1   1 1
Policy issues 1    5 1    1
  1. 1 The coding categories were identified from the interview transcripts. They are described here. Prospects: the participants were asked their opinion on telemedicine trade globally and between the UK and India. Sectors: the stakeholders were asked to identify which sectors within telemedicine would be most successful from an international trade perspective. Advantages: Participants were asked what advantages trade in telemedicine would bring to the countries involved. Regulation: the respondents identified regulation as a key barrier to trade in telemedicine. Quality: similarly, stakeholders were concerned about the standards of care that telemedicine could offer, especially if provided from another country. Litigation: many participants were concerned about the legal implications of malpractice in cross-border telemedicine. Data safety: restrictions from the European Union (EU) on India's data management were highlighted as a key constraint. Other barriers: this category summarises all the other barriers identified by the stakeholders interviewed. Policy issues: respondents were asked to identify policy changes that would be needed for a relationship between the UK and India to take off.
  2. 2 Think tanks, NGOs and academic institutions