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Table 7 Counts of patients and patient care staff on December 31, 2004 and December 31, 2005

From: Effect of electronic patient record use on mortality in End Stage Renal Disease, a model chronic disease: retrospective analysis of 9 years of prospectively collected data

  Patient care staff Staff per 100 Patients
  Study Units* USRDS Study Units USRDS
Patients**
  624 326, 574 NA NA
Staff (Full-time equivalents)***
Total patient care staff 86 60,112 13.79 18.41
Nurses (RNs and LPNs) 34 25,109 5.45 7.69
Patient care technicians 39.5 27,466 6.33 8.41
Dietitians 5.75 3,675 0.92 1.13
Social workers 6.75 3,863 1.08 1.18
  1. * Data are means of counts at the end of years 2004 and 2005.
  2. ** Patients treated by hemodialysis and by peritoneal dialysis.
  3. *** Staff who care for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. One part-time employee is considered equivalent to 0.5 full-time employee.