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Patient handovers within the hospital: translating knowledge from motor racing to healthcare.

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INTRODUCTION: This paper expands the analogy between motor racing team pit stops and patient handovers. Previous studies demonstrated how the handover of patients following surgery could be improved by learning from a motor racing team. This has been extended to include contributions from several motor racing teams, and by examining transfers at several different interfaces at a non-specialist UK teaching hospital. METHODS: Letters of invitation were sent to the technical managers of nine Fo...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/qshc.2009.026542

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Journal:
Quality and safety in health care
Volume:
19
Issue:
4
Pages:
318-322
Publication date:
2010-08-01
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EISSN:
1475-3901
ISSN:
1475-3898
Source identifiers:
195255

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