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Comment & Response
June 5, 2018

Anesthesia Care Handovers and Risk of Adverse Outcomes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA. 2018;319(21):2235. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4430

To the Editor A retrospective, population-based cohort study tested the hypothesis that anesthesia handoffs may be associated with adverse postoperative outcomes.1 As outlined in the accompanying Editorial, the potential for handoffs to contribute to patient harm has been well documented.2 There are several limitations that call the results into question.