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Table 1 Facilities/difficulties encountered in involving colleagues in surveillance

From: Perspectives of professionals participating in the Brazilian Network for the Surveillance of Severe Maternal Morbidity regarding the implementation of routine surveillance: a qualitative study

Factors that facilitated the involvement of colleagues in surveillance Difficulties in involving colleagues in surveillance
The project coordinator’s position of leadership within the center. The residents and/or other professionals were not interested in the project.
The efforts of the team involved. Reluctance of the doctors to agree to review concepts used routinely in their professional practice. A reluctance to change the ways in which they do things.
Clear and convincing explanations on the importance of the project. Colleagues had an excessive workload
Center focused on research in maternal morbidity and mortality. Operational and technical difficulties