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Say What You Mean to Say: Improving Patient Handoffs in the Operating Room and Beyond

McQueen-Shadfar, Lauren MD; Taekman, Jeffrey MD

doi: 10.1097/SIH.0b013e3181e3f234
Case Report/Simulation Scenario

From the Department of Anesthesiology (L.M.S., J.T.), and Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (J.T.), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Reprints: Lauren McQueen-Shadfar, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2301 Erwin Road, Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710 (e-mail:

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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