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Table 5 Summary of number of visits per week and hours spent per week corresponding to each hospital in patient care (PCA), non-patient care (Non PCA), and mixed (mPCA) areas

From: Contact among healthcare workers in the hospital setting: developing the evidence base for innovative approaches to infection control

  Non PCA mPCA PCA
Hospital 1
1512 Respondents
Total number (and %) of floor visits per week 1277 (22.3%) 2725 (47.5%) 1734 (30.2%)
Average time spent per floor (hrs/week) 6.5 7.5 13.0
Hospital 2
801 Respondents
Total number (and %) of floor visits per week 193 (6.5%) 1262 (42.7%) 1501 (50.8%)
Average time spent per floor (hrs/week) 4.9 7.7 11.7
Hospital 3
568 Respondents
Total number (and %) of floor visits per week 464 (21.0%) 590 (26.7%) 1153 (52.2%)
Average time spent per floor (hrs/week) 3.7 9.0 11.8