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Table 2 PPSC-R scores across countries relative to specialist education and years of experience in the OR

From: Perceptions of perioperative nursing competence: a cross-country comparison

Country Variable Mean Std. error 95% CI
Australia
  Specialist qualification    
  Yes 166.2 3.3 159.7–172.6
  No 161.4 1.9 157.7–165.1
  Years of experience in the OR    
  0-5 years 148.1 4.0 140.2–156.0
  6–10 years 170.1 3.3 163.6–176.6
  > 10 years 173.1 2.2 168.8–177.5
Canada
  Specialist qualification    
  Yes 166.3 2.1 162.1–170.5
  No 157.9 4.0 150.0–165.9
  Years of experience in the OR    
  0-5 years 144.3 4.9 134.6–154.0
  6–10 years 166.9 3.9 159.2–174.6
  > 10 years 175.2 2.7 170.0–180.5
Scotland
  Specialist qualification    
  Yes 164.9 2.0 160.9–168.8
  No 163.3 2.2 159.0–167.6
  Years of experience in the OR    
  0-5 years 152.0 2.6 146.9–157.1
  6–10 years 163.5 3.1 157.5–169.5
  > 10 years 176.7 2.0 172.8–180.6
Sweden
  Specialist qualification    
  Yes 156.3 2.8 150.9–161.8
  No 154.7 2.0 150.8–158.5
  Years of experience in the OR    
  0-5 years 144.9 2.7 139.5–150.2
  6–10 years 162.2 3.0 156.3–168.0
  > 10 years 158.7 2.6 153.5–163.8