Table 3.

Reporting Groups and Percentage of Confidential Reports

Reporter GroupReports No. (%)Confidential Reports* %
* P <.001; based on 522 (of 608) reports for which there were reporter data.
MD = doctor of medicine; DO = doctor of osteopathy; PA = physician’s assistant; NP = nurse praditioner; RN = registered nurse; LPN = licensed practical nurse; MA = medical assistant; lab tech = laboratory technician.
Clinicians (MD, DO, PA, NP)358 (68.58)55.03
Nursing staff (RN, LPN, MA, lab tech)128 (24.52)84.38
Nonclinical staff (front office, medical records, administrative and billing staff)36 (6.90)80.56