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Table 1 Characteristics of telephone assessment nurses (N = 265 nurses)

From: The effect of attitude to risk on decisions made by nurses using computerised decision support software in telephone clinical assessment: an observational study

Characteristic % (n) unless otherwise stated
Sex  
   Male 10% (27)
   Female 90% (238)
Age  
   Mean (SD) 42 (7.1)
Length of nursing experience  
   <10 years 9% (24)
   10–19 years 41% (108)
   20+ years 50% (132)
Employment 3 months before NHS 24  
   NHS nursing 75% (198)
Emergency department 8% (21)
Intensive care 14% (37)
Other hospital specialty 29% (76)
Community 14% (37)
General Practice 5% (13)
Other 5% (14)
   Nursing outside NHS 16% (43)
   Working not in nursing 1% (3)
   Not employed 2% (5)
   Other 6% (16)
Months worked in NHS 24  
   0–11 18% (48)
   12–23 24% (64)
   24+ 57% (149)
Main type of experience  
   Hospital 67% (176)
   Community 17% (45)
   Mixed/Other 16% (43)