Patient Hand-Off iNitiation and Evaluation (PHONE) study: a randomized trial of patient handoff methods. Am J Surg 2017; 213: 299-306.

Published: 30th March 2017

Authors: Clanton J, Gardner A, Subichin M, McAlvanah P, Hardy W, Shah A et al.


This study compared two different handover strategies at the end of a surgical shift. In the 5157 patient admissions studied, there was no clinically significant effect on patients between a standard handover and an abbreviated, focussed one.

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