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Implementing situation-background-assessment-recommendation in an anaesthetic clinic and subsequent information retention among receivers: a prospective interventional study of postoperative handovers.

Randmaa M, Swenne CL, Mårtensson G, et al. European journal of anaesthesiology. 2016;33:172-8.

The SBAR (situation-background-assessment-recommendation) method is commonly used to ensure high-quality communication between clinicians in acute situations. However, this study found that use of SBAR did not improve recall of critical communications during handover from the operating room to the postanesthesia care unit.