Table 4

Frequency of handover communication content

 Percentage of utterances for each handover type and study site (total number)
ResuscitationMajorsReferral
ABABABC
Patient presentation
 Patient identifiers5.5 (14)1.9 (12)4.7 (45)5.0 (69)8.9 (155)8.8 (124)13.6 (178)
 Clinical history46.2 (117)25.5 (164)37.1 (354)42.0 (574)18.5 (322)16.7 (234)25.3 (330)
 Social history3.2 (8)2.5 (16)3.5 (33)5.4 (74)2.8 (49)1.4 (20)2.5 (33)
 Symptom10.3 (26)16.1 (104)14.1 (134)10.6 (145)9.5 (166)11.5 (161)4.0 (52)
 Procedure15.0 (38)32.3 (208)14.9 (142)11.5 (157)19.9 (347)14.8 (208)21.7 (283)
Assessment
 Treatment0 (0)5.0 (32)1.7 (16)0.3 (4)8.1 (142)10.0 (140)4.0 (52)
 Clinical impression4.3 (11)0 (0)6.5 (62)0.7 (9)3.2 (55)5.6 (78)6.5 (85)
 Prognosis0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1.8 (33)1.9 (26)0.3 (4)
 Outcome0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)3.1 (42)2.1 (37)2.6 (36)2.0 (26)
 Transfer of responsibility0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0.1 (1)4.6 (80)5.6 (78)2.5 (33)
Professional environment
 Logistic processes4.3 (11)5.6 (36)2.9 (28)5.9 (81)4.6 (80)3.3 (46)1.0 (13)
 Courtesies11.1 (28)11.2 (72)14.8 (141)15.4 (211)16.0 (279)18.1 (254)16.6 (217)