ERIC Number: ED079511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Employees in Nursing Homes: United States, April-September 1968. Data from the National Health Survey, Series 12, Number 15.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
This report presents data on the number of employees in nursing homes, which was collected through a survey of 19,533 nursing homes operating in the U.S. in 1968. Data on total employees in twelve job categories are presented according to service, ownership, size, and location of the nursing home. Availability and quality of care in the nursing homes were assessed by examining: (1) the ratio of full-time equivalent employees per 100 residents, (2) the ratio of full-time equivalent nurses per 100 residents, and (3) the skill level of the charge nurse on duty for each shift. The survey revealed that 553,879 persons were employed in 1968 and that 75 percent were employed full time. For every 10 employees, six were members of the nursing staff, three were members of the nonprofessional staff, and one was a member of the other professional and technical staff. An average of 68 employees provided services for every 100 residents. Other findings indicated that: (1) The nursing staff comprised the largest portion of employees, (2) As the level of education and training of the nursing staff increased from nurse's aide to licensed practical nurse to registered nurse, the percent of each group employed decreased, and (3) As the level of service increased, the percent of nursing staff increased while the percent of nonprofessional staff decreased. Tables detailing the results of the survey and the survey instrument are appended. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Health Services, Labor Utilization, Medical Services, National Surveys, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Nursing Homes, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Practical Nursing, Professional Personnel, Tables (Data)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.