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Journal Article
Study

Intraoperative patient information handover between anesthesia providers.

Choromanski D, Frederick J, McKelvey GM, et al. Journal of biomedical research. 2014;28:383-7.

In this survey about handoff practices between anesthesiologists in operating rooms, most respondents reported either having an inadequate handoff protocol or no protocol in place for effective patient transition. Despite its low response rate, the study raises concerns that handoffs remain a safety gap in anesthesia practice.