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Patterns for Communications Breakdowns Between Health Care Providers

Purpose:

To characterize a breakdown in communication between healthcare providers.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

T81.9

Description:

Patient injury may follow a breakdown in communication between health care providers. Greenberg et al identified various patterns seen in the care of surgical patients. The authors are from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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