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Table 6 Summary of number of visits per week and hours spent per week for each category 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
Admin/Supp (N = 1031) Total number (and %) of floor visits per week 960 (30.2%) 1384 (43.6%) 831 (26.2%)
Average time spent per floor (hrs/week) 6.3 8.0 8.4
Other HCW (N = 452) Total number (and %) of floor visits per week 322 (15.9%) 791 (38.9%) 918 (45.2%)
Average time spent per floor (hrs/week) 3.0 9.6 8.6
Nurses (N = 1144) Total number (and %) of floor visits per week 522 (13.7%) 1577 (41.4%) 1709 (44.9%)
Average time spent per floor (hrs/week) 1.2 7.1 16.9
Physicians (N = 254) Total number (and %) of floor visits per week 130 (11.6%) 466 (41.6%) 525 (46.8%)
Average time spent per floor (hrs/week) 1.4 8.0 11.1