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“That's all I got handed over”: Missed opportunities and opportunity for near misses in Wales

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7541.610-a (Published 09 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:610
  1. Mathew Tokode, trust registrar,
  2. Breden O'Riordan,
  3. Ludger Barthelmes (barthelmes@tinyonline.co.uk)
  1. West Wales General Hospital-Carmarthenshire NHS Trust Carmarthen, Carmarthen, Dyfed SA31 2AF
  2. West Wales General Hospital-Carmarthenshire NHS Trust Carmarthen, Carmarthen, Dyfed SA31 2AF

    EDITOR—We share Sithamparanathan's views of the importance of handover.1 Between December 2005 and January 2006 we carried out a telephone survey of house officers on call in general surgery in the 17 hospitals in Wales.

    In six hospitals there was no allocated place for handover. In none of the …

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