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Impact of anesthetic handover on mortality and morbidity in cardiac surgery: a cohort study.

Hudson CCC, McDonald B, Hudson JKC, et al. Impact of anesthetic handover on mortality and morbidity in cardiac surgery: a cohort study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015;29(1):11-6. doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2014.05.018.

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January 28, 2015
Hudson CCC, McDonald B, Hudson JKC, et al. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015;29(1):11-6.

Communication failures at the time of patient handoffs have been frequently implicated in adverse events. In this single-center study, handoff of care between anesthesia teams during cardiovascular procedures was associated with markedly elevated rates of postoperative morbidity and mortality.

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Hudson CCC, McDonald B, Hudson JKC, et al. Impact of anesthetic handover on mortality and morbidity in cardiac surgery: a cohort study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015;29(1):11-6. doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2014.05.018.