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An evaluation of information transfer through the continuum of surgical care: a feasibility study.

Nagpal K, Vats A, Ahmed K, et al. Annals of surgery. 2010;252:402-7.

Communication failures are common in surgical care. This study used a novel assessment tool to evaluate information handoff during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods, and found significant problems in each phase.