Table 4-2. Distribution of Database Respondents by Staff Position

2008 Comparative Database Report

Staff Position2008 Database Respondents
NumberPercent
Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
55,11936%
Other33,66322%
Technician (EKG, Lab, Radiology)16,17311%
Administration/Management10,9557%
Unit Assistant/Clerk/Secretary9,8646%
Patient Care Asst/Hospital Aide/Care Partner8,6636%
Attending/Staff Physician, Resident Physician/
Physician in Training, or Physician Assistant (PA)/
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
7,3455%
Therapists (Respiratory, Physical, Occupational or Speech)7,2585%
Pharmacist2,3872%
Dietician1,0461%
Total152,473100%
Missing: Did not answer or were not asked the question7,703 
Overall total160,176 

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table 4-2. Distribution of Database Respondents by Staff Position: 2008 Comparative Database Report. March 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2008/table4-2.html