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Improving physician's hand over among oncology staff using standardized communication tool.

Alolayan A, Alkaiyat M, Ali Y, et al. Improving physician's hand over among oncology staff using standardized communication tool. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6(1). doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u211844.w6141.

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February 22, 2017
Alolayan A, Alkaiyat M, Ali Y, et al. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6.

Complex care regimens and poor team communication can influence the safety of patients with cancer. This project report describes how an organization used a standardized communication tool to augment physician handovers of oncology patients. The authors utilized plan-do-study-act cycles to refine the process. They found that each adjustment addressed challenges to the use of the tool and over time physician compliance with the process increased.

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Alolayan A, Alkaiyat M, Ali Y, et al. Improving physician's hand over among oncology staff using standardized communication tool. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6(1). doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u211844.w6141.