2012 User Comparative Database Report

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

Staff Position 2012 Database Respondents
Number Percent
Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
191,402 35%
Other 114,425 21%
Technician (EKG, Lab, Radiology) 58,495 11%
Administration/Management 42,021 8%
Unit Assistant/Clerk/Secretary 34,782 6%
Attending/Staff Physician, Resident Physician/Physician in Training,
or Physician Assistant (PA)/Nurse Practitioner (NP)
29,832 6%
Patient care assistant/hospital aide/care partner 29,726 6%
Therapists (Respiratory, Physical, Occupational, or Speech) 25,160 5%
Pharmacist 10,339 2%
Dietitian 3,332 1%
Total 539,514 101%
Missing: Did not answer or were not asked the question 28,189  
Overall total 567,703  

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

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table 4-2. Distribution of Database Respondents by Staff Position. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tab4-2.html