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Table 1 Associations of multitasking and ED physicians’ stress and situation awareness

From: Multitasking behaviors and provider outcomes in emergency department physicians: two consecutive, observational and multi-source studies

  Provider outcomes
Stress (study 1) Situation awareness (study 2)
B [95% CI] p B [95% CI] p
ED workload data
 Share of high acuity patients .00 [−.09, .09] .97 .16 [.02, .30] .02
 Count of patients in ED care −.03 [−.13, .06] .50 −.01 [−.02, .01] .47
 Count of ED staff present .07 [.00, .13] .04 .27 [−.05, .58] .09
ED physicians’ multitasking
 Observed % of multitasking .02 [.00, .03] .01 .08 [.02, .14] .009
  1. Note: B non-standardized regression coefficient; p Significance, bold if p < .05; intercept not depicted; study 1 n = 28 observation sessions; study 2 n = 31