Table 3

Summary of profiles for “staffing” and “capacity for innovation”
Staffing Capacity for innovation (scores by dimension and unit ranking)
Hospital code Unit code Percentage of worked hours by RN Number of nursing hours per patient day Unit ranking for staffing* Elevated RN role Focus of care on the patient Patient transition Focus on results Leveraging of technologies Unit ranking for capacity of innovation**
A 1 low low few nurses and few hours low low high low low less innovative
2 low low few nurses and few hours low low low low low less innovative
B 3 high low many nurses and few hours low high high low low moderately innovative
4 high low many nurses and few hours low high high high low moderately innovative
C 5 high low many nurses and few hours low low low high low less innovative
6 low low few nurses and few hours low low low high low less innovative
D 7 low high few nurses and many hours low low low high high moderately innovative
8 low high few nurses and many hours low low low high low less innovative
E 9 low high few nurses and many hours low low low high low less innovative
10 high high many nurses and many hours low high high high low moderately innovative
F 11 low high few nurses and many hours low low high low low less innovative
12 low high few nurses and many hours low low low low low less innovative
G 13 high low many nurses and few hours high high high high high more innovative
14 high low many nurses and few hours low low low low low less innovative
15 high low many nurses and few hours high low low low low less innovative
H 17 low low few nurses and few hours low high high high high more innovative
24 low low few nurses and few hours low low low low low less innovative
I 18 high high many nurses and many hours high high high high high more innovative
19 high high many nurses and many hours high high high low high more innovative
J 20 low high few nurses and many hours high high high low high more innovative
21 low high few nurses and many hours low high high high low moderately innovative
K 22 low high few nurses and many hours low high low high low moderately innovative

* “Few nurses” Proportion of RN hours in total nursing hours < 47%.

“Many nurses” Proportion of RN hours in total nursing hours ≥ 47%.

“Few hours” Hours of care per patient day < 6.

“Many hours” Hours of care per patient day ≥ 6.

**less innovative high score on one indicator or less.

moderately innovative high score on two or three indicators.

more innovative high score on at least four indicators.

Dubois et al.

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

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