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Table 3 Model results for five pediatric wards.

From: Capacity management of nursing staff as a vehicle for organizational improvement

    Weekdays Weekend/holidays No of nurses according to model (yearly FTE) Actual number of nurses in 2005 (yearly FTE) Difference
Ward Available beds   Early Evening Night Early Evening Night    
Infants (0 years) 19 Number of beds 16 16 16 15 15 15 22.6 26.7 -4.1
   Nurse-patient ratios 3.5 4.5 5.5 3.5 4.5 5.5    
   Nurses needed 5 4 3 4 3 3    
Children (1–9 years) 24 Number of beds 21 20 20 14 14 15 23.2 25.5 -2.2
   Nurse-patient ratios 3.5 5 6.5 3.5 5 6.5    
   Nurses needed 6 4 3 4 3 2    
Teenagers (10–17) years 24 Number of beds 23 22 22 19 19 20 24.5 22.4 2.1
   Nurse-patient ratios 4 6 8 4 6 8    
   Nurses needed 6 4 3 5 3 3    
Oncolgy 13–19 Number of beds 18 15 15 14 13 13 26.4 26.9 -0.5
   Nurse-patient ratios 2.5 4 5 2.5 4 5    
   Nurses needed 7 4 3 6 3 3    
Surgery 8 Number of beds 8 8 8 8 7 8 9.8 10.2 -0.4
   Nurse-patient ratios 3.5 4.5 5.5 3.5 4.5 5.5    
   Nurses needed 2 2 1 2 2 1