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The nature of reported safety events related to care coordination in the operating room setting in a tertiary academic center.

Krishnan S, Wheeler KK, Pimentel MP, et al. The nature of reported safety events related to care coordination in the operating room setting in a tertiary academic center. J Healthc Risk Manag. Epub 2021 Oct 28. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21491.

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November 17, 2021
Krishnan S, Wheeler KK, Pimentel MP, et al. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2021;Epub Oct 28.

Incident reporting systems are used to detect patient safety concerns and determine potential causes and opportunities for improvements. In the perioperative setting of one hospital, insufficient handoffs were the most common event type in the “coordination of care” category. Use of structured handoffs is recommended to improve communication and patient safety.

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Krishnan S, Wheeler KK, Pimentel MP, et al. The nature of reported safety events related to care coordination in the operating room setting in a tertiary academic center. J Healthc Risk Manag. Epub 2021 Oct 28. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21491.