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Journal Article

Distractors in obstetric ultrasound: Do sonographers have safety concerns?

Najafzadeh A, Woodrow N, Thoirs K. Distractors in obstetric ultrasound: Do sonographers have safety concerns? Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2019;22(3):206-213.

Distractions are known to be a significant patient safety issue in many settings. This study examined the impact of distractions during obstetric ultrasounds and sonographers expressed concern that distractions increased false negative screenings and could lead to missed diagnoses.