Journal Article
Study

Emergency department communication links and patterns.

Fairbanks RJ, Bisantz AM, Sunm M. Annals of emergency medicine. 2007;50:396-406.

This study used link analysis techniques in observing that face-to-face communication was the most common mode among different provider types in an emergency department. The charge nurse was observed to be the center of communication while interruptions were a common event for both physicians and nurses.