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Table 2 Characteristics of 358 respondents to the HSOPS in Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, October-November 2009

From: Patient safety in surgical environments: Cross-countries comparison of psychometric properties and results of the Norwegian version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety

Characteristics (n) Category n (%)
Professions (n = 358) Senior physiciana 96 (26.6)
  Physiciana > 2 years experience 52 (14.6)
  Physiciana < 2 years experience 18 (5.0)
  Operating theatre nurse 68 (19.1)
  Nurse anaesthetist 74 (20.8)
  Ancillary personnelb 26 (7.2)
  Administration, unit level 24 (6.7)
  Missing 1  
Years at this hospital (n = 352) < 1 year 17 (4.7)
  1-5 years 84 (23.5)
  6-10 years 67 (18.7)
  11-15 years 67 (18.7)
  16-20 years 43 (12.0)
  ≥ 21 years 74 (20.7)
  Missing 6  
Years in profession (n = 349) < 1 year 10 (2.9)
  1-5 years 99 (28.4)
  6-10 years 105 (30.1)
  11-15 years 41 (11.7)
  16-20 years 27 (7.7)
  ≥21 years 67 (19.2)
  Missing 9  
Hours per week (n = 355) < 20 hours 16 (4.5)
  20-37 hours 145 (40.8)
  > 37 hours 194 (54.7)
  Missing 3  
Sex (n = 358) Male 150 (41.9)
  Female 208 (58.1)
  1. aPhysician: surgeons and anaesthesiologists.
  2. bAncillary personnel: unit assistants, clerks and cleaning assistants.