Table 5

Influence of the severity grade of the interventions and the use of a printed memory tool on the number of items* orally confirmed and validated during the Sign Out period†

 Grade of the interventionsUse of the printed checklist as a memory tool
Grade I/II–IVYes/No
N (%)N (%)
Oral confirmation
 0 confirmed item1 (2)/00/1 (5)
 1–2 confirmed items18 (37)/8 (26)14 (28)/7 (32)
 3–4 confirmed items18 (37)/10 (32)17 (33)/10 (46)
 ≥5 confirmed items12 (25)/13 (42)20 (39)/4 (18)
Wilcoxon–Mann–WhitneyNSNS
Oral validation
 0 validated item2 (4)/1 (3)1 (2)/2 (9)
 1–2 validated items34 (69)/13 (42)24 (47)/18 (82)
 3–4 validated items9 (18)/11 (36)16 (31)/2 (9)
 ≥5 validated items4 (8)/6 (19)10 (20)/0
Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitneyz=−2.416, p=0.016z=−3.512, p<0.001
  • *In the Geneva University Hospitals, the Sign Out has six items.

  • †Between columns, the totals are not always equal to 80, due to missing data.

  • NS, non-signficant.