Communication loads on clinical staff in the emergency department

Alan E O'Connor, Antony Nocera, Thomas Hamilton and Enrico W Coiera
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04803.x
Published online: 16 September 2002

To the Editor: I would like to compliment Coiera et al for their very interesting article about communication in an emergency department.1 Nearly a third of communication events were classified as interruptions, thus having an adverse effect on communication within the department.

  • Alan E O'Connor
  • Antony Nocera
  • Thomas Hamilton
  • Enrico W Coiera



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