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Failures in communication and information transfer across the surgical care pathway: interview study
  1. Kamal Nagpal,
  2. Sonal Arora,
  3. Amit Vats,
  4. Helen W Wong,
  5. Nick Sevdalis,
  6. Charles Vincent,
  7. Krishna Moorthy
  1. Centre for Patient Safety and Surgical Quality, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sonal Arora, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th floor, QEQM, St Mary's Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK; sonal.arora06{at}imperial.ac.uk

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  • Funding The research described here was supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The project protocol was submitted to the National Research Ethics Service (Joint UCL/UCLH Committees on the Ethics of Human Research). They felt it was a ‘service evaluation’ study so did not require ethical approval. REC reference number: 08/H0715/112.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding The research described here was supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The project protocol was submitted to the National Research Ethics Service (Joint UCL/UCLH Committees on the Ethics of Human Research). They felt it was a ‘service evaluation’ study so did not require ethical approval. REC reference number: 08/H0715/112.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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