Table 3

Variation in understaffed/overstaffed patient shifts and costs between hospitals, for different baseline staffing scenarios, assuming empirical availability of temporary staff

Baseline staffingLowStandardHighLowStandardHighLowStandardHighLowStandardHigh
HospitalPatient shiftsUnderstaffedOverstaffedCost per patient-day
nnn%%%%%%£££
A632 316632 060632 25655.717.87.51.08.818.6110125136
B1 361 5561 361 4301 361 44269.936.126.40.32.25.3125138144
C210 644210 492210 64860.437.416.24.613.030.7130148169
D719 490719 632719 74166.834.425.00.22.34.7119132137
Whole sample2 924 0062 923 6142 924 08765.431.821.20.74.49.9120135142
  • Average results across 10 runs of the simulation model.

  • For all hospitals, the 95% CIs were less than 1%/£0.50, so not reported.