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Table 2 Nurse staffing levels by hospital ownership type

From: Payments and quality of care in private for-profit and public hospitals in Greece

  2001 2002 2003
  PUBLIC PFP    PUBLIC PFP    PUBLIC PFP   
    RATIO PUBLIC/PFP 95% CI    RATIO PUBLIC/PFP 95% CI    RATIO PUBLIC/PFP 95% CI
Nurses per hospital bed,
by hospital specialty
General 1.08 0.63 1.71 1.66, 1.76 1.15 0.71 1.63 1.59, 1.68 1.16 0.74 1.57 1.52, 1.61
Mixed - 0.48 - - - 0.55 - - - 0.59 - -
Maternity 0.84 0.53 1.57 1.36, 1.80 0.95 0.58 1.63 1.42, 1.87 0.92 0.61 1.51 1.32, 1.73
Psychiatric 0.49 0.24 2.02 1.88, 2.17 0.51 0.26 1.97 1.84, 2.11 0.59 0.26 2.28 2.13, 2.44
Pediatric 0.96 0.46 2.11 1.37, 3.42 0.98 0.73 1.34 1.03, 1.79 0.98 0.73 1.35 1.03, 1.80
Other specialty* 0.95 0.33 2.90 2.54, 3.33 0.86 0.31 2.76 2.40, 3.18 0.88 0.33 2.67 2.30, 3.05
Total 0.97 0.48 2.01 1.96, 2.07 1.03 0.53 1.93 1.89, 1.98 1.06 0.55 1.93 1.88, 1.97
Nurses per hospital bed,
by nurse training level
RNs† 0.39 0.19 2.07 1.99, 2.16 0.42 0.23 1.86 1.79, 1.93 0.44 0.22 2.00 1.92, 2.07
LPNs†† 0.39 0.17 2.28 2.19, 2.38 0.45 0.22 2.04 1.96, 2.12 0.44 0.24 1.88 1.81, 1.95
Aides‡ 0.19 0.12 1.55 1.47, 1.63 0.16 0.08 1.87 1.76, 1.99 0.18 0.09 1.89 1.78, 2.01
Total 0.97 0.48 2.01 1.96, 2.07 1.03 0.53 1.93 1.89, 1.98 1.06 0.55 1.93 1.88, 1.97
    DIFFERENCE PUBLIC - PFP 95% CI    DIFFERENCE PUBLIC - PFP 95% CI    DIFFERENCE PUBLIC - PFP 95% CI
Nurses by training level,
% total nursing staff
RNs† 40.3 39.1 1.1 -0.1, 2.3 41.1 42.8 -1.6 -2.9, -0.4 41.5 40.1 1.4 0.2, 2.6
LPNs†† 40.2 35.5 4.8 3.5, 6.0 43.5 41.3 2.2 1.0, 3.4 41.9 43.0 -1.1 -2.3, 0.1
Aides‡ 19.5 25.4 -5.9 -7.0, -4.8 15.3 15.9 -0.5 -1.5, 0.3 16.6 16.9 -0.3 -1.2, 0.6
Total 100.0 100.0    100.0 100.0    100.0 100.0   
  1. PFP: Private for-profit *Other specialty: Includes surgery clinics, eye clinics, oncology hospitals, dermatological hospitals, and infectious disease hospitals.
  2. †RNs: registered nurses (3 or 4 years training) ††LPNs: licensed nurses (2 years training) ‡Aides: nonprofessional staff.