Clinical handover within the emergency care pathway and the potential risks of clinical handover failure (ECHO) : primary research

@inproceedings{Sujan2014ClinicalHW,
  title={Clinical handover within the emergency care pathway and the potential risks of clinical handover failure (ECHO) : primary research},
  author={Mark-Alexander Sujan and Peter Spurgeon and Matthew Inada-Kim and Michelle T. Rudd and Larry Fitton and Simon Horniblow and Steve Cross and Peter Chessum and Matthew W Cooke},
  year={2014}
}
Background and objectives: Handover and communication failures are a recognised threat to patient safety. Handover in emergency care is a particularly vulnerable activity owing to the high-risk context and overcrowded conditions. In addition, handover frequently takes place across the boundaries of organisations that have different goals and motivations, and that exhibit different local cultures and behaviours. This study aimed to explore the risks associated with handover failure in the… CONTINUE READING

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