Bridget Twohig

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OBJECTIVE To examine a novel mixed-methods approach for studying patterns of clinical communication that could inform future informatics solutions, with a specific focus on handoff within interdisciplinary teams. MATERIALS AND METHODS Researchers observed, recorded, and transcribed verbal handoff discussions of different members of critical care teams.(More)
BACKGROUND The electronic health record (EHR) is increasingly viewed as a means to provide more coordinated, patient-centered care. Few studies consider the impact of EHRs on quality of care in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. OBJECTIVES To evaluate key quality measures of a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) following implementation of the Epic(More)
In Japan, the continuation of critical care at the end of life is a common practice due to the threat of legal action against physicians that may choose a palliative care approach. This is beginning to change due to public debate related to a series of controversial incidents concerning end-of-life care over the last decade. In this review we contrast and(More)
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