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Journal Article

Read-back improves information transfer in simulated clinical crises.

Boyd M, Cumin D, Lombard B, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:989-93.

Read-backs are widely recommended in order to improve communication of critical clinical information. This simulation study found that anesthesiologists who immediately read back clinical data during simulated emergencies were eight times more likely to retain and use the information appropriately.