Table 2

Correlations between staffing variables

137 TrustsOccupied beds per FTE HCSWOccupied beds per FTE Doctor
Occupied beds per FTE RN0.13, p=0.0310.72, p<0.001
Occupied beds per FTE HCSW−0.14, p=0.021
31 RN4CAST trustsPatients per HCSWOccupied beds per FTE Doctor
Patients per RN0.38, p=0.002−0.40, p=0.001
Patients per HCSW−0.24, p=0.056
  • HCSW, healthcare support worker; FTE, full-time equivalent; RN,registered nurse.