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Table 1 Descriptive statistics: quality of care, patient safety, care left undone, job satisfaction, work schedule flexibility by shifts

From: Cross-sectional examination of the association between shift length and hospital nurses job satisfaction and nurse reported quality measures

   Poor quality of nursing care rating Poor patient safety rating Care left undone Not satisfied with job Not satisfied with work schedule
No. in each category No. % No. % Mean (95% CI) No. % No. %
≤8 h shift 860 136 15.9 49 5.7 3.85 (3.72–3.98) 301 35.1 186 21.8
 8.01–10.00 356 73 20.6 26 7.3 3.72 (3.52–3.92) 159 45.0 104 29.4
 10.01–11.99 496 99 20.0 33 6.7 3.80 (3.63–3.98) 194 39.5 116 23.5
 ≥12 856 180 21.1 59 6.9 4.23 (4.09–4.37) 366 42.9 230 27.0
Not overtime 1269 198 15.7 62 4.9 3.24 (3.14–3.34) 412 32.7 253 20.0
 Working beyond contracted hours 1289 288 22.5 105 8.2 4.67 (4.55–4.79) 605 47.1 380 29.6
Day shift 1898 340 18.0 116 6.1 4.11 (4.02–4.21) 730 38.5 434 23.0
 Night shift 670 148 22.2 51 7.7 3.48 (3.34–3.62) 290 43.8 202 30.4