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An evaluation of information transfer through the continuum of surgical care: a feasibility study.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate information transfer and communication (ITC) across the surgical care pathway with the use of Information Transfer and Communication Assessment Tool for Surgery (ITCAS). BACKGROUND: Communication failures are the leading cause of surgical errors and adverse events. It is vital to assess the ITC across the entire surgical continuum of care to understand the process, to study teams, and to prioritize the phases for intervention. METHODS: Twenty patients undergoing major ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Annals of surgery
Volume:
252
Issue:
2
Pages:
402-407
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1528-1140
ISSN:
0003-4932
URN:
uuid:5bd82385-5618-4f66-881e-b7db89ec798c
Source identifiers:
450436
Local pid:
pubs:450436

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