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Table 1 Characteristics of home-visit nursing agencies from 2012 to 2014

From: Training opportunities and the increase in the number of nurses in home-visit nursing agencies in Japan: a panel data analysis

  2012 2013 2014
N = 4760 N = 5160 N = 5025
Mean/n SD/% Mean/n SD/% Mean/n SD/%
Number of FTE nurses 4.8 2.5 4.8 2.6 5.0 2.7
Number of clients 53.4 45.8 53.7 47.1 54.7 50.1
Number of clients per FTE nurse 11.5 9.5 11.4 9.5 11.3 9.5
Agency ownership
 Healthcare corporation 1694 35.6 1747 33.9 1640 32.6
 Profit corporation 1362 28.6 1643 31.8 1788 35.6
 Social welfare corporation 1533 32.2 1550 30.0 1386 27.6
 Others 171 3.6 220 4.3 211 4.2
With a scheduled program for training all employees (yes = 1) 3935 82.7 4239 82.2 4042 80.4
With a scheduled program for training new employees (yes = 1) 2949 62.0 3188 61.8 3083 61.4
Percentage change in the number of FTE nurses in the following year 4.2 19.8 5.7 23.5 5.8 25.1
  1. FTE full-time equivalent, SD standard deviation