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STUDY OBJECTIVE We develop and evaluate the Handoff Communication Assessment, using actual handoffs of patient transfers from emergency department to inpatient care. METHODS This was an observational qualitative study. We derived a Handoff Communication Assessment tool, using categories from discourse coding described in physician-patient communication,(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the perceptions of emergency physicians (EPs) and hospitalists regarding interservice handoff communication as patients are transferred from the emergency department to the inpatient setting. METHODS Investigators conducted individual interviews with 12 physicians (six EPs and six hospitalists). Data evaluation consisted of using(More)
This review will provide an updated overview of the neuroendocrine response to critical illness. Specifically, the current evidence for "stress steroid" administration will be examined, as well as interventional glucose control during critical illness. The emergency physician will also find relevance in the alterations of thyroid hormones that occur in the(More)
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