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Table 5 Summary of data from all wards from this study (South Australia, n 217) compared to data obtained from Alberta nurses in the KUSP study (n 152), including the ratio of the two mean scores.

From: Measuring the context of care in an Australian acute care hospital: a nurse survey

Dimensions of context Measure South Australia Alberta Ratio
    SD   SD  
1. Leadership Mean 3.8 0.8 3.6 1.0 1.06
2. Culture Mean 3.9 0.6 3.8 0.7 1.03
3. Feedback processes Mean 3.2 0.9 2.8 0.9 1.14
4. Information sharing interaction Median 3   2   
5. Information sharing activities Median 2   2   
6. Information sharing social processes Mean 4.0 0.5 3.83 0.6 1.05
7. Structural and electronic resources Median 3   5   
8. Organisation slack - Human resources Mean 2.9 1.1 NR   
9. Organisation slack - Space Mean 2.6 1.0 NR   
10. Organisation slack - Time Mean 2.9 0.6 NR   
11. Organisational slack Median 8.7   5.5   
  1. Dimensions in bold are calculated as mean values, those in normal font as the sum of dichotomised (0 or 1) items.
  2. NR = not reported