Effectiveness of interventions to improve patient handover in surgery: a systematic review.
Pucher PH, Johnston MJ, Aggarwal R, Arora S, Darzi A. Surgery. 2015;158:85-95.
The Joint Commission and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education have called for institutions to implement standardized handoff strategies. This systematic review found indications thatchecklists can improve the quality of care transitions for surgical patients, but the quality of published evidence is low.
An evaluation of information transfer through the continuum of surgical care: a feasibility study.
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An electronic checklist improves transfer and retention of critical information at intraoperative handoff of care.
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Surgical checklist implementation project: the impact of variable WHO checklist compliance on risk-adjusted clinical outcomes after national implementation: a longitudinal study.
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