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Failures in communication and information transfer across the surgical care pathway: interview study.

Nagpal K; Arora S; Vats A; Wong HW; Sevdalis N; Vincent C; Moorthy K.

This qualitative study found considerable evidence for communication failures between clinicians at each stage of the surgical pathway. A surgical checklist has been shown to improve patient safety, in part by using structured handoffs to avoid communication issues.