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Ward round template: enhancing patient safety on ward rounds.

Gilliland N, Catherwood N, Chen S, et al. Ward round template: enhancing patient safety on ward rounds. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(2):e000170. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000170.

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June 13, 2018
Gilliland N, Catherwood N, Chen S, et al. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(2):e000170.

Incomplete communication regarding patient information can diminish the safety of care delivery. This commentary describes how a quality improvement project applied plan–do–study–act cycles to enhance collection of patient data. Researchers developed, tested, and refined a ward round template in a United Kingdom urology service and increased compliance in the recording of patient care measures.

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Gilliland N, Catherwood N, Chen S, et al. Ward round template: enhancing patient safety on ward rounds. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(2):e000170. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000170.