Any discussion of communication in healthcare must include the process of transferring patients and their vital medical information from one provider to another and/or from one healthcare setting to another. Such transfers are known as healthcare handoffs; examples include when a patient is transferred from an ambulance to an ED or when a surgical patient is moved from the recovery room to a surgical floor.
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Most predicaments in which James Bond finds himself require clever improvisation to achieve a good outcome. Bond knows that every mission entails huge risks that are largely unpredictable. In contrast, the risks of surgery are recognized in advance, and the procedures go according to plan in the vast majority of cases. Despite proactive safety measures, claims against surgeons continue to occur regularly for bad outcomes. It has been estimated that approximately 80 surgical never events occurred each week between 1990 and 2010.