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Journal Article

Intensive care units, communication between nurses and physicians, and patients' outcomes.

Manojlovich M, Antonakos CL, Ronis DL. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. 2009;18:21-30.

This study examined the relationship between nurse–physician communication, the intensive care unit practice environment, and adverse outcomes. Although some relationship between communication and adverse events was documented, the relationship was inconsistent, and nurses' perception of the practice environment was not clearly correlated with adverse events.