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Table 1 Characteristics of participating hospitals and interviewees (stratified by HAI reporting status)

From: Chief nursing officers’ perspectives on Medicare’s hospital-acquired conditions non-payment policy: implications for policy design and implementation

Characteristic Reporting (n = 8) Non-Reporting (n = 6)
Hospitals   
Bedsize (mean, (range)) (346, (168 to 606)) (434, (201 to 750))
Urban 75% 100%
Geographic Location
 Northeast 88% 0%
 South 0% 50%
 Midwest 0% 50%
 West 12% 0%
Teaching Hospital 88% 50%
Ownership
 Not-for-profit 100% 83%
 Government 0% 17%
Magnet hospital 63% 0%
Interviewees
Position n = 12 n = 7
 Chief Nursing Executive 67% 71%
 Chief Operating Officer 25% 0%
 Chief/Other Quality Officer 8% 0%
 Other RN 0% 29%
Years in position (mean, (range)) (5.2, (4 Months to 22 Years)) (8.8, (1 Year to 20 Years))
Years at institution (mean, (range)) (4.7, (10 Months to 11 Years)) (11.1, (10 Months to 33 Years))
Terminal degree (%)
 PhD 25% 14%
 Any 1 Master’s Degree (MSN, MBA, MNA, MHA, MEd) 50% 72%
 MSN, MBA (combo) 17% 14%
 MD 8% 0%