Journal Article

Impact of performance obstacles on intensive care nurses' workload, perceived quality and safety of care, and quality of working life.

Gurses AP, Carayon P, Wall M. Health services research. 2009;44:422-43.

Performance obstacles had a significant negative effect on nurses' perception of patient safety and overall job satisfaction. In this study, performance obstacles included many human factors engineering issues, such as poor workspace design and poorly stocked and disorganized supply areas.