Acute general surgery in Canada: a survey of current handover practices.

@article{Johner2013AcuteGS,
  title={Acute general surgery in Canada: a survey of current handover practices.},
  author={Amanda M Johner and Shaila J Merchant and Nava Aslani and Anneke Planting and Chad Geoffrey Ball and Sandy L. Widder and Giuseppe Pagliarello and Neil Geordie Parry and Dennis Klassen and Syed Morad Hameed},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={E24-8}
}
BACKGROUND Today's acute care surgery (ACS) service model requires multiple handovers to incoming attending surgeons and residents. Our objectives were to investigate current handover practices in Canadian hospitals that have an ACS service and assess the quality of handover practices in place. METHODS We administered an electronic survey among ACS… CONTINUE READING