Table 2

Characteristics of study sites and participants

Characteristics*

Hospital Site


A

B


Hospital Beds

445

758


Annual Discharges

29,939

83,898


Annual ED Attendances

51,105

61,939


Annual ED Discharges

40,323

40,713


ED Interviews


Sample

4 Nurse Practitioners;

1 Nurse Practitioner;

ED director;

ED director;

1 senior staff specialist;

1 senior staff specialist;

1 Nurse Unit Manager;

2 Nurse Unit Managers;

1 Advanced Clinical Practice Nurse

1 senior registered nurse


* Hospital statistics over year 2009/2010

Li et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:27   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-27

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