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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. The effects of physical environments in medical wards on medication communication processes affecting patient safety. Health Place. 2014;26:188-198. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.12.017

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February 26, 2014
Liu W, Manias E, Gerdtz M. Health Place. 2014;26:188-198.

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.

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Liu W, Manias E, Gerdtz M. The effects of physical environments in medical wards on medication communication processes affecting patient safety. Health Place. 2014;26:188-198. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.12.017