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An electronic checklist improves transfer and retention of critical information at intraoperative handoff of care.

Agarwala AV, Firth PG, Albrecht MA, Warren L, Musch G. An electronic checklist improves transfer and retention of critical information at intraoperative handoff of care. Anesth Analg. 2015;120(1):96-104. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000506  

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February 11, 2015
Agarwala A, Firth PG, Albrecht MA, et al. Anesth Analg. 2015;120(1):96-104.

In this before-and-after study, implementation of a checklist to improve handoffs between anesthesiologists led to better information transfer and enhanced provider satisfaction. These findings echo prior studies of structured handoff communication.

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Agarwala AV, Firth PG, Albrecht MA, Warren L, Musch G. An electronic checklist improves transfer and retention of critical information at intraoperative handoff of care. Anesth Analg. 2015;120(1):96-104. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000506