|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