• Review
  • Published October 2016

Factors influencing patient safety during postoperative handover.

Patient handoffs between care teams are vulnerable to error. This scoping review explored the literature to identify factors that affect the safety of handoffs from anesthesia providers to the postanesthesia care unit. Individual communication styles, team dynamics, and policy were described as elements that influence information transfers. A past PSNet perspective discussed the importance of safe inpatient handovers.

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