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A work observation study of nuclear medicine technologists: interruptions, resilience and implications for patient safety.

Larcos G, Prgomet M, Georgiou A, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2017;26:466-474.

Prior research demonstrates that interruptions in health care can compromise patient safety. In this study, researchers observed interruptions experienced by nuclear medicine technologists in their work environment and found that some interruptions were helpful. In addition, technologists had developed personal strategies to optimize for safety.