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Factors of Beckmann et al for Reducing Complications During Intra-Hospital Patient Transfer

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Problems may arise when a critically ill patient is transferred within a hospital for diagnostic testing, therapy or unit change. Beckmann et al identified factors which can help prevent these problems and which can serve as the basis for a transfer checklist. The authors are from John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

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