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Table 5 Model results for two internal medicine wards.

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

Ward Available regular beds   Weekdays Weekend/holidays No of nurses according to model
    Early Evening Night Early Evening Night  
Internal Medicine 18 Number of beds 18 17 17 16 16 16 19.1
(F6ZU)   Nurse-patient ratios 4 6 8 4 6 8  
   Nurses needed 5 3 2 4 3 2  
Internal Medicine 16 Number of beds 16 15 15 15 15 15 17.7
(F7NO)   Nurse-patient ratios 4 6 8 4 6 8  
   Nurses needed 4 3 2 4 3 2  
Total 34 Number of beds 34 32 32 31 31 31 36.8
   Nurse-patient ratios 4 6 8 4 6 8  
   Nurses needed 9 6 4 8 6 4  
One ward 34 Number of beds 33 32 31 31 31 31 33.6
F6ZU+ F7NO   Nurse-patient ratios 4 6 8 4 6 8  
   Nurses needed 8 5 4 8 5 4  
Difference    1 1   1 1   3.2