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Does standardisation improve post-operative anaesthesia handoffs? Meta-analyses on provider, patient, organisational, and handoff outcomes.

Lazzara EH, Simonson RJ, Gisick LM, et al. Does standardisation improve post-operative anaesthesia handoffs? Meta-analyses on provider, patient, organisational, and handoff outcomes. Ergonomics. Epub 2022 Apr 19. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2021.2020341

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June 1, 2022
Lazzara EH, Simonson RJ, Gisick LM, et al. Ergonomics. 2022;65(8):1138-1153.

Structured handoffs support appropriate communication between teams or departments when transferring responsibility for care. This meta-analysis aimed to determine if structured, standardized post-operative anesthesia handoffs improved provider, patient, organizational and handoff outcomes. Postoperative outcomes moved in a generally positive direction when compared with non-standardized handoffs. The authors suggest additional research into pre- and intra-operative handoffs is needed.

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Lazzara EH, Simonson RJ, Gisick LM, et al. Does standardisation improve post-operative anaesthesia handoffs? Meta-analyses on provider, patient, organisational, and handoff outcomes. Ergonomics. Epub 2022 Apr 19. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2021.2020341