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Table 2 Study design and duration of observations

From: Participant observation of time allocation, direct patient contact and simultaneous activities in hospital physicians

Specialty Clinical units No of observations Mean Duration (SD)
Surgery Ward (4 wards) 8 8:43:14 (0:25:20)
  Emergency Ward 6 8:03:44 (2:37:53)
  Operating room 3 8:28:49 (0:02:41)
  Sum 17 143:34:50
Internal Medicine Ward (4 wards) 12 8:24:56 (0:34:35)
  Emergency Ward 3 7:21:06 (2:09:38)
  Intensive Care Unit 3 12:10:22 (1:42:52)
  Sum 18 159:33:47
  1. Note: Time [hh:mm:ss]; SD Standard Deviation