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The impact of interruptions on clinical task completion
  1. Johanna I Westbrook1,
  2. Enrico Coiera2,
  3. William T M Dunsmuir3,
  4. Bruce M Brown3,
  5. Norm Kelk4,
  6. Richard Paoloni5,
  7. Cuong Tran3
  1. 1Health Informatics Research & Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  3. 3School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
  4. 4Brain and Mind Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney Australia
  5. 5Emergency Department, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Professor Johanna I Westbrook, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, Sydney 1825, Australia; Johanna.westbrook{at}sydney.edu.au

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  • This work was completed while NK was a Research Fellow at the Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia.

  • Funding The study was funded by grants from the Hospital Contribution Fund (HCF) Health and Medical Research Foundation and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program grant 568612. The funding sources had no role in the design, conduct, or reporting of this study.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the the hospital and the University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics committees.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • This work was completed while NK was a Research Fellow at the Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia.

  • Funding The study was funded by grants from the Hospital Contribution Fund (HCF) Health and Medical Research Foundation and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program grant 568612. The funding sources had no role in the design, conduct, or reporting of this study.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the the hospital and the University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics committees.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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