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Flow disruptions in trauma care handoffs.

Catchpole KR, Gangi A, Blocker RC, et al. The Journal of surgical research. 2013;184:586-91.

Higher acuity trauma patients were more likely to experience disruptions in their care during transitions from the emergency department (ED) to the operating room or intensive care unit. The authors point out that the transition of patients from the ED to other hospital areas is a relatively understudied area of patient safety.