Journal Article
Review

Interruptions in the wild: development of a sociotechnical systems model of interruptions in the emergency department through a systematic review.

Werner NE, Holden RJ. Applied ergonomics. 2015;51:244-54.

Interruptions are a known safety hazard that occur frequently. This systematic review proposes that interruptions be considered a process with various potential consequences for multiple actors rather than single events and suggests a human factors approach to addressing interruptions.