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Table 3 Annual retention rates by sector and type of premises (%)

From: Is there a crisis in nursing retention in New South Wales?

  1994–95 1999–2000 99-94 differences
Premises Public Private Total Public Private Total Public Private Total
All nurses          
hospital 83.8 81.9 83.5 84.6 83.9 84.5 0.8 2.0 1.0
nursing homes 80.9 83.5 82.5 84.4 85.7 85.0 3.6 2.2 2.5
all other premises 82.1 77.9 80.7 83.3 80.2 82.4 1.2 2.3 1.7
Total 83.2 81.3 82.7 84.3 83.4 84.1 1.1 2.1 1.4
RNs          
hospital 84.6 83.6 84.5 85.2 84.6 85.1 0.6 1.0 0.7
nursing homes 83.4 85.5 84.8 85.9 86.2 86.0 2.5 0.7 1.2
all other premises 83.3 79.2 81.9 84.2 81.6 83.5 0.9 2.4 1.6
Total 84.3 82.9 83.9 85.1 84.2 84.9 0.8 1.3 1.0
Enrolled          
hospital 79.5 74.0 78.6 81.3 79.5 81.0 1.8 5.5 2.5
nursing homes 76.9 76.8 76.9 81.0 83.8 82.0 4.0 7.0 5.1
all other premises 74.7 69.2 72.9 77.9 72.3 76.2 3.2 3.1 3.3
Total 78.2 74.4 77.1 80.7 79.3 80.4 2.5 4.9 3.3
  1. Notes: The retention rate is conditional on working as a nurse in NSW in the base years (1994 or 1999). Nurses working in the base year are defined as retained if they are still employed as a nurse in NSW in the following year. Nursing homes include hostels and hospices.