Emergency department workplace interruptions: are emergency physicians "interrupt-driven" and "multitasking"?

@article{Chisholm2000EmergencyDW,
  title={Emergency department workplace interruptions: are emergency physicians "interrupt-driven" and "multitasking"?},
  author={Carey D. Chisholm and Ernest K Collison and David R. Nelson and William H. Cordell},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={1239-43}
}
OBJECTIVE Although interruptions have been shown in aviation and other work settings to result in error with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, little is known about interruptions in the emergency department (ED). The authors conducted an observational, time-motion task-analysis study to determine the number and types of interruptions in the ED. METHODS Emergency physicians were observed in three EDs located in an urban teaching hospital, a suburban private teaching hospital, and a… CONTINUE READING
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