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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Safe handover.

Merten H, van Galen LS, Wagner C. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2017;359:j4328.

Patient handovers between clinical teams are a common point of information exchange that can be challenging to perform due to interruptions, production pressures, and fatigue. This commentary reviews handover behaviors, tools that can enhance handover quality, and how to engage patients and families as information sources during handovers.