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Table 4 Model of Staffing Effects on Quality of Care Composite Rank (N = 55 units)1,2

From: The associations between staffing hours and quality of care indicators in long-term care

  Estimate P-value
Case mix index −0.10 0.92
RN hours per resident per day 0.63 0.84
L/RPN hours per resident per day 0.16 0.84
NA hours per resident per day 0.90 <  0.01
Agency staff hours per resident per day 3.50 0.36
RN proportion shifts late 10+ minutes <−0.01 0.95
L/RPN proportion shifts late 10+ minutes 0.10 0.02
NA proportion shifts late 10+ minutes −0.14 <  0.01
RN stayed 30+ minutes past shift end −0.01 0.45
L/RPN stayed 30+ minutes past shift end 0.01 0.68
NA stayed 30+ minutes past shift end 0.03 0.54
NA proportion serving 7+ years in the current LTC 0.01 0.02
NA proportion that are full time 0.01 0.09
  1. 1Each of 12 quality indicators ranked within 55 units, given a quintile score of 1 (worst) to 5 (best); adjusted for unit nested within the LTC home
  2. 2Example Interpretation: All things staying the same, a unit with one additional NA hour per patient per day was associated with a quality of care composite ranking score improvement of 0.9 (on the 1 to 5 scale). For variables stated as percentages: All things staying the same, a 1% increase in NA shifts that were started late (by 10 or more minutes) starting their shift 10 min was associated with a quality of care composite ranking decline of 0.14 (on the 1 to 5 scale)