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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics

From: Nurse staffing, direct nursing care hours and patient mortality in Taiwan: the longitudinal analysis of hospital nurse staffing and patient outcome study

Variables Classification Sample Size %
Death Cases Mean(Median) ± SD 4.36(2.00) ± 6.10
Occurrence of Death Death = 1 517 68.39
  Others = 0 239 31.61
Direct Nursing Care Hours (DNCH) Mean(Median) ± SD 4.95(2.52) ± 4.20
Age Mean(Median) ± SD 59.77(59.41) ± 9.29
Average Length of Stay (ALOS) Mean(Median) ± SD 7.59(6.80) ± 3.82
Type of Wards Internal Medicine Ward 259 34.26
  Surgical Ward 189 25.00
  Comprehensive Ward 91 12.04
  Intensive Care Unit 217 28.70
Type of Hospitals Medical Center 84 11.11
  Regional Hospital 441 58.33
  District Hospital 231 30.56
Hospital Scale Mean(Median) ± SD 638.02(645.00) ± 273.36
Nurse Manpower Mean(Median) ± SD 420.11(378.00) ± 233.56