TABLE 4

Hospital Plans To Increase or Decrease Specific Pediatric Patient Care Staff Positions Over the Next 2 Years (N = 64)

Practitioner TypeIncrease, % (N)Decrease, % (N)No Change, % (N)Do Not Know, % (N)
Hospitalists69 (44)2 (1)19 (12)11 (7)
PNPs (advanced practice nurses)59 (37)0 (0)25 (16)16 (10)
Pediatric faculty/attending physicians56 (35)2 (1)31 (19)11 (7)
NNPs (advanced practice nurses)43 (27)0 (0)40 (25)17 (11)
PAs25 (16)3 (2)53 (34)19 (12)
Pediatric house staff24 (15)5 (3)56 (35)16 (10)
Task-tailored substitutes (registered nurses, laboratory technicians, nursing aides)14 (9)3 (2)48 (30)35 (22)
Nonpediatric house staff8 (5)0 (0)71 (45)21 (13)
Family nurse practitioners (advanced practice nurses)2 (1)2 (1)75 (46)21 (13)