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Journal Article
Review

Can we make postoperative patient handovers safer? A systematic review of the literature.

Segall N, Bonifacio AS, Schroeder RA, et al. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2012;115:102-15.

This review summarizes how standardizing processes, completing urgent clinical tasks prior to information transfer, allowing patient-specific discussion during verbal handovers, and providing training in team and communication skills would improve patient handovers.