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Table 4 Relationship of triage nurse characteristics and correct triage

From: Nurses’ accuracy and self-perceived ability using the Emergency Severity Index triage tool: a cross-sectional study in four Swiss hospitals

Characteristics of triage nurses (N = 69) Correct Triage No. (%) Chisqu. df p-value
Postgraduate degree   0.09 1 0.76
 Without 248 (59.1 %)    
 With 986 (59.8 %)    
ED nursing experience   0.28 1 0.6
  ≤ 5 years 363 (60.5 %)    
  > 5 years 871 (59.3 %)    
Triage experience   5.58 3 0.13
 0–12 months 610 (58.1)    
 13–24 months 302 (59.2)    
 25–36 months 201 (60.9)    
 37–48 months 121 (67.2)    
  1. Level of education (e.g. postgraduate education in emergency nursing), years of experience in emergency nursing, and years of experience in triage with the ESI is presented