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Table 3 A summary of categories and subcategories making up the theme “Conflict between reality and adherence to protocols and commonly agreed praxis”

From: “Reality rarely looks like the guidelines”: a qualitative study of the challenges hospital-based physicians encounter in war wound management

Theme Category Sub-category
Conflict between reality and adherence to protocols and commonly agreed praxis Adherence to protocols and commonly agreed praxis Surgical interventions
Dressing routines
Antibiotic use
Wound assessment and treatment of infection
Inability to adhere to protocols Lack of medication or equipment
Lack of space
Patient and caregiver behaviour
Deviations from protocols due to uncertainty or due to deliberate decisions Mixed messages due to a high turnover of expatriates
Lack of consensus on hygiene routines
Deliberate antibiotic prescription deviations
Deliberate hygiene routine deviations