2011 User Comparative Database Report

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

Staff Position 2011 Database Respondents
Number Percent
Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
158,485 35%
Other 95,374 21%
Technician (EKG, Lab, Radiology) 47,242 11%
Administration/Management 36,305 8%
Unit Assistant/Clerk/Secretary 29,404 7%
Attending/Staff Physician, Resident Physician/Physician in Training,
or Physician Assistant (PA)/Nurse Practitioner (NP)
25,039 6%
Patient Care Asst/Hospital Aide/Care Partner 24,109 5%
Therapists (Respiratory, Physical, Occupational, or Speech) 21,599 5%
Pharmacist 8,527 2%
Dietitian 2,743 1%
Total 448,827 101%
Missing: Did not answer or were not asked the question 23,570  
Overall total 472,397  

Note: Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 4-2. Distribution of Database Respondents by Staff Position. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tab4-2.html