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Can we make postoperative patient handovers safer? A systematic review of the literature.

Segall N, Bonifacio AS, Schroeder RA, et al. Can we make postoperative patient handovers safer? A systematic review of the literature. Anesth Analg. 2012;115(1):102-15. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e318253af4b.

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May 30, 2012
Segall N, Bonifacio AS, Schroeder RA, et al. Anesth Analg. 2012;115(1):102-15.

This review summarizes how standardizing processes, completing urgent clinical tasks prior to information transfer, allowing patient-specific discussion during verbal handovers, and providing training in team and communication skills would improve patient handovers.

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Segall N, Bonifacio AS, Schroeder RA, et al. Can we make postoperative patient handovers safer? A systematic review of the literature. Anesth Analg. 2012;115(1):102-15. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e318253af4b.

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