Effectiveness of interventions to improve patient handover in surgery: A systematic review

Source:  Surgery 158/1 pp. 85-95

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Date of publication:  May 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The authors of this study examined interventions to improve handover in surgery. The interventions included paper and computerised checklists, forms and standardised operating protocols for handover. All studies found some degree of improvement in handover processes. Checklists or forms can be used to improve information transfer during surgery handovers. The process of implementation is poorly described in the literature however.

Length of Publication:  11 pages

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