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Table 4 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: The impact of patient safety culture on handover in rural health facilities

Characteristics %
No. of years spent at facility
 ≤1 10
 1–5 32
 6–10 20
 11–15 14
 16–20 9
 21+ 15
Staff position
 Nursing 51
 Allied health 20
 Administration 9
 Management 8
 Other 7
 Medical 4
 Aboriginal Liaison Officer 1
Primary work area
 Many different units/no specific unit 19
 Community health 17
 Allied health 11
 Mental health 11
 General ward 7
 Emergency 5
 Obstetrics 5
 Outpatients 5
 Acute (surgical) 4
 Acute (non-surgical) 3
 Radiology 3
 Sub-acute 2
 Paediatrics 2
 Intensive care 2
 Rehabilitation 1
 Pharmacy 1
 Recovery 1
 Pathology 1
Hours per week worked at main facility
 40+ 49
 20–39 45
 ≤20 6
Age of respondents
 65+ 2
 55–64 31
 45–54 34
 35–44 17
 25–34 12
 18–24 4
Gender
 Female 85
 Male 15