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Can SBAR be implemented with high fidelity and does it improve communication between healthcare workers? A systematic review.

Lo L, Rotteau L, Shojania K. Can SBAR be implemented with high fidelity and does it improve communication between healthcare workers? A systematic review. BMJ Open. 2021;11(12):e055247. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055247

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January 12, 2022
Lo L, Rotteau L, Shojania KG. BMJ Open. 2021;11(12):e055247.

Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) is a mnemonic technique used to avoid communication failures during handoffs. This systematic review found that fidelity with SBAR is highest in classroom settings, but that studies in clinical contexts either did not achieve sufficient improvements in fidelity or did not assess fidelity.

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Lo L, Rotteau L, Shojania K. Can SBAR be implemented with high fidelity and does it improve communication between healthcare workers? A systematic review. BMJ Open. 2021;11(12):e055247. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055247