Impact of Structured Rounding Tools on Time Allocation During Multidisciplinary Rounds: An Observational Study

  title={Impact of Structured Rounding Tools on Time Allocation During Multidisciplinary Rounds: An Observational Study},
  author={Joanna Abraham and Thomas George Kannampallil and Vimla L. Patel and Bela Patel and Khalid F. Almoosa},
  journal={JMIR Human Factors},
Background Recent research has shown evidence of disproportionate time allocation for patient communication during multidisciplinary rounds (MDRs). Studies have shown that patients discussed later during rounds receive lesser time. Objective The aim of our study was to investigate whether disproportionate time allocation effects persist with the use of structured rounding tools. Methods Using audio recordings of rounds (N=82 patients), we compared time allocation and communication breakdowns… 
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