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- A definition of disturbance within the emergency department context have been made.
- The concepts interruption and disturbance should not be used as synonyms.
- A negatively perceived interruption could be classified as a disturbance.
- When trying to minimize interruptions, focusing on the situations that create disturbance in workflow is important for patient safety.