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Hospital doctors' workflow interruptions and activities: an observation study.

Weigl M, Müller A, Zupanc A, et al. Hospital doctors' workflow interruptions and activities: an observation study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(6):491-7. doi:10.1136/bmjqs.2010.043281.

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March 16, 2011
Weigl M, Müller A, Zupanc A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:491-7.

This study found a high frequency of physician workflow interruptions (e.g., telephone and pagers), particularly in intensive care and emergency department settings. The authors suggest that their observation tool may be useful to both identify and drive local opportunities for improvement.

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Weigl M, Müller A, Zupanc A, et al. Hospital doctors' workflow interruptions and activities: an observation study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(6):491-7. doi:10.1136/bmjqs.2010.043281.