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Lack of association between intraoperative handoff of care and postoperative complications: a retrospective observational study.

O’Reilly-Shah VN, Melanson VG, Sullivan CL, Jabaley CS, Lynde GC. Lack of association between intraoperative handoff of care and postoperative complications: a retrospective observational study. BMC anesthesiology. 2019 Dec;19(1):1-8.

Utilizing American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project  (ACS NSQIP) data, the authors looked at the effects of intraoperative handoffs  involving anesthesia personnel in two hospitals. Initial findings of higher rates of adverse outcomes were no longer statistically significant when confounding variables were added to the analysis.

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