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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 605-620
Research Article

Reduction of Hospital Physicians' Workflow Interruptions: A Controlled Unit-Based Intervention Study

Matthias Weigl,1 Severin Hornung,2 Jürgen Glaser,1,3 and Peter Angerer4

1Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social, and Environmental, Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
2Department of Management and Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
3Institute of Psychology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
4Institute for Occupational and Social Medicine, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Received 1 November 2011; Accepted 1 July 2012

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