Attending Handoff Is Correlated With the Decision to Delay Extubation After Surgery

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 122:758–764, 2016)

Tracheal extubation complications after surgery can lead to severe patient outcomes, such as hypoxia and death. A possible predictor of delayed postoperative extubation is attending handoff, which the authors previously identified as an important factor in the decision to delay extubation for prolonged surgery in a bivariate analysis.

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