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Table 1 Ward information data before and during the team training program

From: Longitudinal team training program in a Norwegian surgical ward: a qualitative study of nurses’ and physicians’ experiences with implementation

  Before Six months 12 months
Bed occupancy and patient admissionsa
 Number of beds 20 20 20
 Occupied beds 87% 96% 89%
 Admissions per month 192 174 173
 Length of stay (mean days) 3.46 3.63 3.62
 Emergency admissions 64% 65% 66%
Healthcare professionals (full-time equivalent positions)
 Physicians 13 12 12
 Registered nurses (RN) 17.25 19.25 20.25
 Certified nursing assistants (CNA) 4.95 3.1 2.1
 Unit nurse manager 1.0 1.0 1.0
 Clinical nurse specialist 1.0 1.0 1.0
Changes in number of positions
 Clinical nurse specialist No No
 Unit nurse manager No Yes
 Head physician gastrointestinal surgery No Yes
 Head physician urology No Yes
 Chair of the surgical department No Yes
  1. aBased on prior six-month period