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Title: Classification of interruptions in a hospital central pharmacy
Author: Silver, Julie; Pasupathy, Kalyan S.
Keywords: work interruption
hospital central pharmacy
Date: 2011-09-28
Abstract: Interruptions in the healthcare field are prevalent. They are constantly occurring in central pharmacies within hospitals, and are a major distraction to the pharmacists who are working on vital tasks to prepare and dispense medications. An interruption is considered to be anything that makes the pharmacist stop their work to focus on a different task. This observational research project recorded the interruptions in central pharmacy of a large hospital. Analyzing interruptions can lead to process improvement aims to address issues causing such interruptions. This poster was originally presented at the 2010 MU Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11791

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