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Table 1 Unit profile data

From: A human factors intervention in a hospital - evaluating the outcome of a TeamSTEPPS program in a surgical ward

  Baseline 6 months 12 months
Beds and nurse/bed ratio
 Number of patient beds 20 20 20
Nurse/bed ratio 1.16 1.16 1.16
Full-time equivalent positions
 Physicians 13 12 12
 Registered nurses 17.25 19.25 20.25
 Nursing assistants 4.95 3.1 2.1
 Unit nurse director 1.0 1.0 1.0
 Clinical nurse specialist 1.0 1.0 1.0
Change in positions
 Clinical nurse specialist No No
 Unit nurse manager No Yes
 Physician leader gastrointestinal surgery No No
 Physician leader urology No Yes
 Chair of the surgical department No Yes
Patient data and sick leave (previous 6 months)
 Number of patient admissions per month 192 174 173
 Length of stay (mean days) 3.46 3.63 3.62
 Occupied beds 87% 96% 89%
 Emergency admissions 64% 65% 66%
 Sick leave nursing staff 13.22% 5.05% 7.58%
 Sick leave physicians 3.55% 1.47% 2.58%
Registered adverse events by year 2015 2016 2017
Numbers of reported adverse events 38 42 52
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