Table 2

Nurses' and physicians' patterns of communication and ability to identify each other on day of interview

Patterns of communication and identification by provider
Nurses (N=310)
 Nurse correctly named physician, n (%)219 (70.6)
 Nurse reported communicating with physician, n (%)
 Yes156 (50.3)
 No154 (49.7)
 Type of communication, n (% of those reporting communication)*
 Face-to-face85 (64.9)
 Telephone37 (28.2)
 Text page only9 (6.9)
Physicians (N=301)
 Physician correctly named nurse, n (%)108 (35.9)
 Physician reported communication with nurse, n (%)
 Yes185 (61.5)
 No116 (38.5)
 Type of communication, n (% of those reporting communication)
 Face-to-face126 (68.9)
 Telephone53 (29.0)
 Text page only4 (2.2)
  • * N=131 due to missing data.

  • N=183 due to missing data.