Table 2

Summary of profiles for “actual scope of practice” and “practice environment”
Actual scope of practice Practice environment
Hospital Code Unit Code

Evaluation, planning and patient education

(factorial scores level)

Training and quality(factorial scores level) Unit ranking for actual scope of practice*,** Support to professional practice (factorial scores level) Physician-nurse collaboration(factorial scores level) Unit ranking for practice environment*,**
A 1 low high moderately broad low low less supportive
2 medium medium moderately broad low medium less supportive
B 3 high low moderately broad high high more supportive
4 high high more broad high high more supportive
C 5 low high moderately broad high high more supportive
6 low medium less broad medium high more supportive
D 7 high high more broad medium low less supportive
8 medium high more broad low medium less supportive
E 9 medium high more broad medium low less supportive
10 medium low less broad medium medium moderately supportive
F 11 low high moderately broad low low less supportive
12 medium high more broad medium medium moderately supportive
G 13 low medium less broad medium high more supportive
14 medium medium moderately broad low medium less supportive
15 high low moderately broad medium medium moderately supportive
H 17 low low less broad medium low less supportive
24 low low less broad medium medium moderately supportive
I 18 high low moderately broad high medium more supportive
19 medium medium moderately broad high high more supportive
J 20 high medium more broad medium medium moderately supportive
21 low low less broad medium medium moderately supportive
K 22 low low less broad low medium less supportive

*Less (broad or supportive) low score on two factors, or low score on one factor and medium score on the other.

Moderately (broad or supportive) medium score on two factors, or low score on one factor and high score on the other.

More (broad or supportive) high score on two factors, or medium score on one factor and high score on the other.

**Using the unit with the highest score as reference, high scores included the units with a score in the range of 60-100% of the reference unit, medium scores ranged from 45% to 59%; low scores were all those below 45%.

Dubois et al.

Dubois et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:286   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-286

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