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Effectiveness of different nursing handover styles for ensuring continuity of information in hospitalised patients

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  • Intervention

Authors

  • Marian Smeulers,

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    1. Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department of Quality Assurance & Process Innovation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Marian Smeulers, Department of Quality Assurance & Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, 1105 AZ, Netherlands. m.smeulers@amc.nl.

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  • Ingrid C van Tellingen,

    1. Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department of Surgery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Cees Lucas,

    1. Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Hester Vermeulen

    1. Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam & Amsterdam School of Health Professions, Department of Quality Assurance & Process Innovation, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Abstract

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:

  1. to identify which nursing handover style(s) are associated with improved outcomes for patients in the hospital setting;

  2. 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.