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Table 3 Demographic and professional characteristics of the 1154 employees in the study

From: Psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the hospital survey on patient safety culture in a prehospital environment

Characteristics N (%)
Prehospital domain
 GEMS 1045 (90.6)
 HEMS 109 (9.4)
Professional group
 EMT 544 (47.1)
 Paramedic 260 (22.5)
 Nurse EMT 146 (12.7)
 Anesthesiologist 56 (4.9)
 Nurse 40 (3.7)
 HCM 31 (2.7)
 Pilot 25 (2.2)
 EMT apprentice 24 (2.1)
 Other healthcare 22 (1.9)
 Administrative 6 (0.5)
Regional health trust
 North 212 (18.4)
 Middle 225 (19.5)
 West 280 (24.3)
 South-East 436 (37.8)
 Other 1 (0.1)
Prehospital seniority
 5 years or less 221 (19.2)
 6 to 10 years 285 (24.7)
 11 to 15 years 230 (19.9)
 16 to 20 years 207 (17.9)
 21 years or more 211 (18.3)
  1. Notes: EMT emergency medical technician. ‘Nurse EMT’ represents nurses with authorization as an EMT. ‘Nurse’ represents nurses without authorization as an EMT. GEMS ground emergency medical services, HEMS helicopter emergency medical services, HCM HEMS crew member