This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The purpose of this review is to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve hospital nursing handover, specifically:
to identify which nursing handover style(s) are associated with improved outcomes for patients in the hospital setting;
to identify which nursing handover style(s) are associated with improved nursing process outcomes.
To address this purpose, we will compare the effects of different handover styles with the effects of controls, being either previously existing hospital nursing handover practice or an alternative handover style.