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Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study

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  • Johanna I Westbrook Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Magdalena Z Raban Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Scott R Walter Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Heather Douglas School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Singapore, Singapore PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Professor Johanna I Westbrook, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia; Johanna.westbrook{at}mq.edu.au
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Westbrook JI, Raban MZ, Walter SR, et al
Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study

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  • Received August 27, 2017
  • Revised December 20, 2017
  • Accepted December 22, 2017
  • First published January 9, 2018.

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