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Table 2 Work-related characteristics of nurses in tertiary hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Medication administration errors and contributing factors among nurses: a cross sectional study in tertiary hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

No.VariablesResponseFrequency (n = 298)Percentage (%)
1Work experience<  10 years26990.3
≥ 10 years299.7
Median = 2 years
2Duration in the present unit≤ 3 month289.4
4–5 month268.7
≥ 6 month24481.9
3Duty shiftDay shift11438.3
Night shift7926.5
Alternative shift10535.2
4Nurse to patient ratio1–67224.2
7–1010635.6
> 1012040.3
5Take training in MA practiceYes11337.9
No18562.1
6Have guideline for MAYes16655.7
No13244.3
7Faced interruption during MAYes16154
No13746
8Communicate with another nurse before MAYes25083.9
No4816.1