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Table 4 Effect of nurse background on proportion of calls sent to self care (211 nurses taking 231,112 calls)

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 Odds ratio* (95% CI) p-value
Length of nursing experience   0.60
   < 10 years 1  
   10–19 years 1.04 (0.95, 1.14)  
   20+ years 1.14 (1.04, 1.25)  
Main type of experience   0.025
   Hospital 1  
   Community 0.90 (0.86, 0.95)  
   Mixed/other 0.96 (0.92, 1.01)  
Months worked in NHS 24   0.20
   0–11 1  
   12–23 1.04 (0.95, 1.14)  
   24+ 1.08 (0.99, 1.19)  
  1. * odds ratio from multi-level model adjusted for age and sex of patient and time of call