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Communication during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients: a qualitative study of challenges and opportunities.

Alagoz E, Saucke M, Arroyo N, et al. Communication during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients: a qualitative study of challenges and opportunities. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):711-716. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000979

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October 26, 2022
Alagoz E, Saucke M, Arroyo N, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):711-716.

Patients transferring between hospitals have poorer outcomes than directly admitted patients, even when adjusting for other risk factors. In this study, transfer center nurses (TCN) described communication challenges that may influence patient outcomes. Themes included referring clinicians providing incomplete information, competing clinical demands, or fear of the transfer request being denied.

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Alagoz E, Saucke M, Arroyo N, et al. Communication during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients: a qualitative study of challenges and opportunities. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):711-716. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000979

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