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The effects of physical environments in medical wards on medication communication processes affecting patient safety.

Liu W, Manias E, Gerdtz M. Health & place. 2014;26:188-98.

At an Australian hospital, frequent interruptions, limited space, and equipment problems were among many aspects of the physical environment that hinder the medication administration process. An AHRQ WebM&M perspective discusses how restructuring the physical work environment can be a key component of safety efforts.