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Influences of physical layout and space on patient safety and communication in ambulatory oncology practices: a multisite, mixed method investigation.

Fauer A, Wright N, Lafferty M, et al. Influences of physical layout and space on patient safety and communication in ambulatory oncology practices: a multisite, mixed method investigation. Herd. Epub 2021 Jun 26. doi: 10.1177/19375867211027498.

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July 14, 2021
Fauer AJ. Herd. 2021;Epub Jun 26.

The physical design or layout of a clinical space can affect patient safety.  This mixed-methods study of 8 ambulatory oncology offices found that the physical layout (e.g., visibility of patients during infusion) and location (i.e., proximity of infusion center to prescribers) impacted communication and patient safety. Consultation with clinicians regarding the physical environment prior to design of ambulatory oncology clinics could improve communication and therefore patient safety.

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Fauer A, Wright N, Lafferty M, et al. Influences of physical layout and space on patient safety and communication in ambulatory oncology practices: a multisite, mixed method investigation. Herd. Epub 2021 Jun 26. doi: 10.1177/19375867211027498.