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Journal Article

SBAR improves communication and safety climate and decreases incident reports due to communication errors in an anaesthetic clinic: a prospective intervention study.

Randmaa M, Mårtensson G, Swenne CL, et al. BMJ open. 2014;4:e004268.

Introduction of the SBAR (situation-background-assessment-recommendation) communication tool at two anesthesia clinics led to significant improvements in perceptions of safety climate and between-group communication. By including a comparison group, this study used a more robust assessment design than most prior SBAR research.