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