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OSSIE Guide to Clinical Handover Improvement assists with the implementation of a standardised process for handover that is customised to suit the local context. Standardised processes for clinical handover improve the flow of critical information between healthcare professionals. This ensures patient safety and the continuity of care.

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The Guide incorporates the sound and practical feedback we received from healthcare professionals on a consultation edition, which was released in March 2009. This edition was endorsed by Australian Health Ministers in April 2010 as a national guide to improving clinical handover practices at shift change in a hospital setting.