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Comment & Response
June 5, 2018

Anesthesia Care Handovers and Risk of Adverse Outcomes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
JAMA. 2018;319(21):2237. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4450

To the Editor In a retrospective study using Ontario databases, the authors concluded that the composite primary outcome of all-cause death, readmission, or major postoperative complications within 30 days of index surgery was increased among patients with complete handovers of intraoperative anesthesia care.1 This result should be interpreted with caution.

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