Social network analysis as an analytic tool for interaction patterns in primary care practices.

@article{Scott2005SocialNA,
  title={Social network analysis as an analytic tool for interaction patterns in primary care practices.},
  author={John Glenn Scott and Alfred F. Tallia and Jesse C. Crosson and A. John Orzano and Christine K Stroebel and Barbara Dicicco-Bloom and Dena O'Malley and Eric Shaw and Benjamin F. Crabtree},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={443-8}
}
PURPOSE Social network analysis (SNA) provides a way of quantitatively analyzing relationships among people or other information-processing agents. Using 2 practices as illustrations, we describe how SNA can be used to characterize and compare communication patterns in primary care practices. METHODS Based on data from ethnographic field notes, we constructed matrices identifying how practice members interact when practice-level decisions are made. SNA software (UCINet and KrackPlot… CONTINUE READING
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