Organizing the transfer of patient care information: the development of a computerized resident sign-out system.

  title={Organizing the transfer of patient care information: the development of a computerized resident sign-out system.},
  author={Erik G Van Eaton and Karen D. Horvath and William B. Lober and Carlos A. Pellegrini},
  volume={136 1},
BACKGROUND The problem of safe and efficient transfer of care has increased over the years as new and complex diagnostic tools and more complex treatment options became available. Traditionally, residents ensured continuity of care by working long hours and minimizing the transfer of significant diagnostic or therapeutic responsibilities to other providers. The new 80-hour workweek has curtailed that practice and increased the pressure on trainees for workflow efficiency. We report on a study… CONTINUE READING
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