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Table 2 Compiled codebook of characteristics and counts across questions Q2.1, 2.2, 2.3

From: Defining and characterizing task-shifting medical devices

Characteristic Total counts
Total number of characteristics coded 883
Ease of use-related characteristics 326
 Easy to use 133
 Easy to understand 79
 Easy to learn 58
 Easy to manage life-cycle  39
 Easy to understand results 13
 Other 4
Safe 91
Contextually appropriate, acceptable 60
Low-cost 49
Effective 46
Maintainable 45
Don’t know, unclear, no answer 41
Uses an alternative power source 37
Uses advanced technology 34
Portable 30
Simple design 30
Available, accessible 22
Ergonomic 20
Durable 15
Reusable 15
Disposable 12
Fast operation, reduces work burden 10