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An observational study of teamwork skills in shift handover.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Clinical handover (handoff, sign out) is frequently implicated as a cause of adverse events in hospitalised patients. Complex social interactions such as handover are subject to the teamwork skills of the participants and there is increasing evidence that the quality of teamwork in handover affects outcome. Teamwork skills have been assessed in one-to-one handovers but the applicability of these measurement tools to healthcare team shift handovers remains unproven. This study aim...

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10.1016/j.ijsu.2012.05.010

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Symons, NR More by this author
Sevdalis, N More by this author
Vincent, CA More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of surgery (London, England)
Volume:
10
Issue:
7
Pages:
355-359
Publication date:
2012
DOI:
EISSN:
1743-9159
ISSN:
1743-9191
URN:
uuid:2fd61d2d-19fd-4ce3-9d0a-868843d7cae1
Source identifiers:
450509
Local pid:
pubs:450509

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