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The effect of a checklist on the quality of post-anaesthesia patient handover: a randomized controlled trial.

Salzwedel C, Bartz H-J, Kühnelt I, et al. The effect of a checklist on the quality of post-anaesthesia patient handover: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Qual Health Care. 2013;25(2):176-81. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzt009.

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April 3, 2013
Salzwedel C, Bartz H-J, Kühnelt I, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2013;25(2):176-81.

Implementing a checklist for post-surgical handoffs resulted in more information being included in the handoff, but on average, only about half of the checklist items were specifically discussed. Prior studies have also found lower than expected checklist adherence in real-world settings.

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Salzwedel C, Bartz H-J, Kühnelt I, et al. The effect of a checklist on the quality of post-anaesthesia patient handover: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Qual Health Care. 2013;25(2):176-81. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzt009.

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