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Table 4 Nurse Staffing Hours

From: The association between nurse staffing and hospital outcomes in injured patients

Hours of nursing care per patient-day  
 Registered-nurse, median hours (inter-quartile range) 6.3 (5.3, 7.1)
 Licensed-practical nurse, median hours (inter-quartile range) 0.20 (0.09, 0.33)
 Nurses' Aide, median hours (inter-quartile range) 1.4 (1.1, 2.3)
 Total, median hours (inter-quartile range) 7.9 (6.9, 9.2)
Total hours of Licensed Nursing care per day, median hours (IQR) range) 6.6 (5.7, 7.4)
Proportion of Total Licensed Nursing Time (%)  
 Registered-nurse, median % (inter-quartile range) 96.9 (95.0, 98.4)
 Licensed-practical nurse, median % (inter-quartile range) 3.1 (1.6, 5.0)
  1. IQR - inter-quartile range.