No one is immune to spending too much time on Facebook, not even hospital workers in the emergency department.
In a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, researchers who set out to determine the impact personal Internet use has on acute clinical settings discovered that Facebook took up a substantial amount of staff time in an observation period.
For the study, researchers from the University of Florida analyzed anonymous network utilization records for 68 workstations in the ED at one academic medical center for 15 days. They then compared that data to ED work index data from hospital information systems.
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