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Table 1 Summary of problem-solving, medication advice and socialising network characteristics

From: Understanding communication networks in the emergency department

  Work-related problem solving network Medication advice-seeking network Socialising network
Connectedness (Density of whole network) 53% 37% 18%
Profession with high density within professional group Admin (74%) Nurses (58%) Admin (49%)
High densities of interaction between professional groups Doctors to Allied health (46%) Nurses to Doctors (55%) Admin to Nurses (21%)
Degree of separation (Average for the network) 1 to 2 degrees of separation 1 to 2 degrees of separation 1 to 2 degrees of separation
Largest degree of separation 3 4 7
Reciprocity 43% 26% 24%
High in-degree Sr drs & Sr nurses Sr drs, Jr drs & Sr nurse Sr nurses, Sr RNs, Jr RNs, EN
High out-degree Sr dr, Sr nurses, Sr RN, Jr RNs & EN Sr nurses, Sr RNs, Jr RNs & Admin Jr drs, Sr nurses, Sr RNs, Jr RNs, EN & Admin
High betweenness Sr drs & Sr nurses Sr drs, Jr dr, Sr nurses & Sr RNs Jr drs, Sr nurses, Sr RNs, EN & Admin