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2022 Jul

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Assessment of postoperative patient handover practice and safety at post anesthesia care unit of Dilla University Referral Hospital, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study.



Good handover creates a common understanding of responsibility and patients' status. To proceed with effective handover process, effective communication between healthcare providers plays a vital role. But, it is commonly observed that there is ineffective communication between health care providers and it increases the risk of medical errors and negatively affects the quality of care, patient outcome and satisfaction. In addition, the transfer of care after surgery to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) presents special challenges to providers on both the delivering and receiving teams.