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Table 1 Items included in the questionnaire

From: Nursing competence in municipal in-patient acute care in Norway: a cross-sectional study

Sample characteristics questions Measure/options
Is the MipAC unit established as an intermunicipal cooperation? Yes / No
How many of the total number of beds in your unit are defined as MipAC beds? Count
What units are you leader of?a a) Separate MipAC unit
b) Short-term care unit
c) Long- term care unit
d) Both short-term and long-term unitsb
Are you the leader of more/other units? If so, which? (open-ended)
How many hours per week is a physician contracted to be present in the MipAC? Hours pr. week
Nursing competence questions Measure/options
How many registered nurses (RNs) are responsible for the patients in the MipAC? Count
How many nurse assistants (NAs) perform care for patients in the MipAC (i.e. assisting with meals, toilet visits, general care, observation and/or follow-up) Count
How many assistants without formal health care training, perform care for patients in the MipAC (i.e. assisting with meals, toilet visits, general care, observation and/or follow-up) Count
How many RNs have a master’s degree or specialisation in a) Emergency care nursing b) Geriatric nursing c) Mental health/psychiatric nursing d) other Count
How many of the RNs have a master’s degree or specialisation in total = a + b + c + d. Count
How many of the RNs have less than one year of clinical experience? Count
Can you specify approximately how many a) day shifts b) evening shifts and c) night shifts were carried out with only one nurse on duty in the last four weeks? (despite presence of other staff with lower/no formal competence) Count
How often does it happen that there is no nurse on duty in the MipAC? Never/ Few times a year/ Monthly/ Weekly
When RNs call in sick or are absent, are their shifts in the MipAC covered by RNs? Always/ Mostly/ Sometimes/Seldom/Never
Is there a written standard for minimum competence requirements for the nursing service in your MipAC? Yes/ No
  1. a This question was included to get an overview of the type of organisations
  2. b Included in the category long-term care unit