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Table 2 Staffing of the Québec’s 23 Rural EDS

From: Portrait of rural emergency departments in Québec and utilization of the provincial emergency department management Guide: cross sectional survey

Characteristic Means ± SDa or %
Physicians Working full time in ED 6 ± 7
Physicians Working part time in ED 7 ± 6
Years of experience  
 0–5 years 31 %
 6–10 years 20 %
 11–15 years 18 %
 16–20 years 18 %
 Over 20 years 12 %
Percentage of locum doctors per period  
 January to April 14 %
 May to August 15 %
 September to December 13 %
No of nurses in ED  
 Day shift 3 ± 1
 Evening shift 3 ± 1
 Night shift 2 ± 1
Nurses certification  
 Auxiliary 1 ± 3
 Québec’s College (CEGEP) 15 ± 8
 Bachelors 4 ± 2
  1. aStandard error