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Using ORA to explore the relationship of nursing unit communication to patient safety and quality outcomes.

Effken JA, Carley KM, Gephart S, et al. Using ORA to explore the relationship of nursing unit communication to patient safety and quality outcomes. Int J Med Inform. 2011;80(7):507-17. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.03.015.

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June 22, 2011
Effken JA, Carley KM, Gephart S, et al. Int J Med Inform. 2011;80(7):507-17.

Social network analysis, a method of analyzing communication patterns between individuals or organizations, is an increasingly popular method for studying group dynamics. This study used a related tool, dynamic network analysis, to examine communication on inpatient nursing units and its correlation with safety.

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Effken JA, Carley KM, Gephart S, et al. Using ORA to explore the relationship of nursing unit communication to patient safety and quality outcomes. Int J Med Inform. 2011;80(7):507-17. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.03.015.