Table 2

Descriptive characteristics of the study sample (N=2154)

CharacteristicObservations N (%)
Hospital characteristics
 Type of hospital
  Academic297 (13.8)
  Tertiary teaching750 (34.8)
  General1107 (51.4)
 Size of hospital (number of beds), mean (SD)615.7 (250.0)
 Type of department
  General surgery771 (35.8)
  Internal medicine643 (29.9)
  Intensive care unit671 (31.2)
  Other departments69 (3.2)
Administration characteristics
 Time of administration
  Morning770 (35.8)
  Afternoon1256 (58.3)
  Evening/night126 (5.9)
 Disturbance administrator255 (11.8)
 Recognisable administrator58 (2.7)
  • Data is presented as N (%) unless stated otherwise.