Table 1

Demographic characteristic of respondents
Characteristics Physicians (n = 301) Nurses (n = 722) Others (n = 137) Total (n = 1160)
Working units
Internal medicine 79(23.1) 234(68.2) 30(8.7) 343(100 a )
Surgery department 106(27.4) 250(64.8) 30(7.8) 386(100)
Other units 116(26.9) 138(52.4) 77(17.7) 431(100)
Years in hospital
< 1 55(17.5) 192(61.1) 67(21.3) 314(100)
1-5 89(19.6) 336(74.0) 29(6.4) 454(100)
6-10 44(27.3) 108(67.1) 9(5.6) 161(100)
≥11 113(48.9) 86(37.2) 32(13.9) 231(100)
Years in department
< 1 64(16.9) 243(64.1) 72(19.0) 379(100)
1-5 103(20.6) 365(73.2) 31(6.2) 499(100)
6-10 49(37.1) 74(56.1) 9(6.8) 132(100)
≥11 85(56.7) 40(26.7) 25(16.6) 150(100)
Hours working per week
<20 11(42.3) 7(26.9) 8(30.8) 26(100)
20-39 31(15.7) 129(65.5) 37(18.8) 197(100)
40-59 136(18.3) 531(71.5) 76(10.2) 743(100)
≥60 123(63.4) 55(28.4) 14(8.2) 194(100)
Contact with patient directly
Yes, often 294(26.8) 702(64.1) 99(9.0) 1095(100)
No 6(9.5) 19(30.2) 38(60.3) 63(100)

a Parenthesis represent percentage.

Nie et al.

Nie et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:228   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-228

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