Journal Article
Review

Why we need a single definition of disruptive behavior.

Petrovic MA; Scholl AT.

Disruptive behavior affects patient safety, clinician burnout, and staff retention. This review discusses the scope of the term "disruptive behavior" to illustrate the lack of a consistent definition of such behavior. The authors submit that a single definition is needed to develop effective policy and research programs for responding to and addressing the problem.