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Table 2 Departmental data and daytime NTP ratio of the participating hospitals

From: Nurse staffing in large general hospitals in China: an observational study

 Beds, median (p25, p75)Nurses, median (p25, p75)Inpatients, median (p25, p75)Patient/nurse
Median (p25, p75)Pχ2
Total44 (35, 54)5 (4, 7)42 (29, 54)8.0 (5.9, 10.3)  
Region    < 0.00118.68*
 Eastern region43 (34, 52)5 (4,7)41 (30,52)8.0 (6.0,10.2)  
 Central region44 (34, 55)5 (4, 7)41 (28, 55)8.0 (5.8, 10.7)  
 Western region47 (36, 58)5 (4, 7)44 (31, 57)7.8 (5.7, 10.0)  
Department    < 0.0014 443.04*
 Internal medicine47 (39, 57)5 (4, 7)44 (35, 56)8.3 (6.6, 10.5)  
 Surgery45 (38, 54)5 (4, 7)44 (34, 55)8.3 (6.5, 10.6)  
 ICUs16 (10, 22)6 (4, 8)12 (7, 19)2.0 (1.5, 2.8)  
 Oncology50 (40, 60)5 (4, 7)52 (39, 66)9.3 (7.4, 12.3)  
 Paediatrics42 (30, 55)5 (4, 7)39 (26, 53)7.0 (4.9, 9.0)  
 Geriatrics38 (29, 50)4 (3, 6)35 (26, 46)8.2 (6.0, 10.0)  
 Obstetrics and gynaecology41 (32, 51)5 (4, 6)39 (27, 51)7.8 (5.7, 10.0)  
  1. *Statistical significance
  2. Patient/nurse = the number of patients/the number of nurses = 1/NTP ratio