Exploring emergency physician-hospitalist handoff interactions: development of the Handoff Communication Assessment.

@article{Apker2010ExploringEP,
  title={Exploring emergency physician-hospitalist handoff interactions: development of the Handoff Communication Assessment.},
  author={Julie Apker and Larry A. Mallak and E Brooks Applegate and Scott C Gibson and Jason J Ham and Neil A. Johnson and Richard L. Street},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={161-70}
}
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, previous handoff research in medicine, health communication, and health systems engineering and pilot data from 3 physician-hospitalist… CONTINUE READING