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A national survey of medical morning handover report in Australian hospitals


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Fassett, MJ, Hannan, TJ, Robertson, IK, Bollipo, SJP and Fassett, RG 2007 , 'A national survey of medical morning handover report in Australian hospitals' , Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 187, no. 3 , pp. 164-165 .

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There is currently heightened interest
and focus on ensuring adequate clinical
handover between after-hours and
day personnel in hospitals, as instanced by the
recent publication of Australian Medical Association
guidelines on the subject.1
We recently reported on the implementation
of medical morning handover report
(MMHR) at Launceston General Hospital.2
Canberra Hospital reported similar experience
with morning handover.3 As we believed the
use of MMHR was not common in Australia,3-7
we decided to conduct a survey of Australian
hospitals accredited by the Royal Australasian
College of Physicians (RACP) to investigate
whether MMHR is commonly practised and
define the format used. We report here the
results of our survey.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Fassett, MJ and Hannan, TJ and Robertson, IK and Bollipo, SJP and Fassett, RG
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Australia
Publisher: Australian Medical Association
ISSN: 0025-729X
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