Universität Rostock, 2010
Abstract: We conducted a prospective, observational study in the Intensive Care Unit of a university clinic with 18 beds. The information transfer and process of ward rounds was analyzed with the help of video recordings and questionnaires. Results: A major loss of information was discovered. The physicians concentration decreased towards the end of the ward round. The physicians could only remember a small amount of information. This study shows that the structure of the ward round as it is organized up until now needs to be reconsidered.
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