Table 2

Content completeness and relevance framework that was used for coding.

Element typeStatus during handover discussionCoding
Core clinical content elementDiscussed (eg, HIV status). Present
Core clinical content elementNot discussed (eg, HIV status not discussed). Missing
Ancillary clinical content elementRelevant to the patient case and discussed (eg, fetal tracing discussed for a patient with fetal bradycardia). Present
Ancillary clinical content elementRelevant to the patient case and not discussed (eg, fetal tracing discussed for a patient with fetal bradycardia). Missing
Ancillary clinical content elementNot relevant to the patient case and not discussed (eg, drug urine screen for the mother is not relevant when there is no known history of abuse). Irrelevant