Table 4

Survey responses on aspects of handover compared pre-ISBAR and post-ISBAR

Aspect of handoverSurvey response (1–6) (1=strongly disagree, 6=strongly agree)Significance (p value)
Pre-ISBARPost-ISBAR
Median responseIQR (25–75%)Median responseIQR (25–75%)
Patient information is poorly structured33–422–30.001
The handover system is consistent for each patient32–443–50.0001
The amount of information handed over is sufficient44–544–50.324
Critical patient information is omitted at handover32–322–30.021
The handover system is time efficient43–543–50.346
I am informed which patients require urgent attention54–555–50.039
I have confidence accepting responsibility for patient care44–554–50.050