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Surgical handover in a tertiary hospital: a working model

Piscioneri, Frank; Chong, Guan


The trend, in the last few years, of shorter working hours for junior doctors has been driven by the need for safer working conditions. This has led to the loss of continuity of care and the introduction of shift work for residents and registrars, resulting in up to three handovers per 24-h period. Many sentinel events occurring in hospitals can be attributed to a breakdown in communication. Clinical handover is important because it not only facilitates continuity in the transfer of patient...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Health Review
DOI: 10.1071/AH09859


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