Emergency Physician Satisfaction and Accuracy of Paramedic Handover Information: A pilot study
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Effective and accurate communication is of critical importance when transferring patients between healthcare providers. The accuracy of handover information transmission during these encounters has not been well studied. From August 2010 to April 2011, a pilot study was completed to examine physician satisfaction and physician accuracy regarding the performance of prehospital interventions by paramedics. Our findings suggest that physician overall satisfaction (3/5 Likert score) and accuracy (16-44%) were low in our local milieu, suggesting the need for improvement processes.