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Association between paediatric intraoperative anaesthesia handover and adverse postoperative outcomes.

Kannampallil T, Lew D, Pfeifer EE, et al. Association between paediatric intraoperative anaesthesia handover and adverse postoperative outcomes. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021;30(9):755-763. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012298.

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January 20, 2021
Kannampallil T, Lew D, Pfeifer EE, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021;30(9):755-763.

Prior research has found that intraoperative anesthesia handovers can increase patient morbidity and mortality. However, this retrospective cohort study, focused on pediatric surgical patients treated, found that intraoperative anesthesia handovers were not associated with adverse postoperative outcomes.  

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Kannampallil T, Lew D, Pfeifer EE, et al. Association between paediatric intraoperative anaesthesia handover and adverse postoperative outcomes. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021;30(9):755-763. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012298.