Journal Article


R Dempsey
N Barry
R O'Connor



family practice urban population ireland prospective studies referral and consultation humans statistics numerical data time factors physician s practice patterns

Interruptions in general practice. (2007)

Abstract Twenty routine General Practice surgeries were studied in an Irish urban setting by 2 independent observers. There were 212 observed consultations and 53 (25%) were interrupted. Of this 53 there were 80 interruptions in total, 32 (40%) of which were significant. The commonest source of interruption was the telephone (50%). This was followed by interruptions from the door, the patient's mobile phone, and the doctor being required to leave the room.
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R Dempsey, N Barry, R O'Connor

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Rory O'Connor
Dublin City University
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