Targeting improvements in patient safety at a large academic center: an institutional handoff curriculum for graduate medical education.

@article{Allen2014TargetingII,
  title={Targeting improvements in patient safety at a large academic center: an institutional handoff curriculum for graduate medical education.},
  author={Sarah Leatherman Allen and Cathryn Caton and Jeffery Cluver and Arch G. Mainous and Benjamin E. Clyburn},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={1366-9}
}
PROBLEM Handoffs are an integral component of patient care, and the number of handoffs has increased as a result of duty hours restrictions for resident physicians. A structured handoff curriculum improves accuracy and has been shown to decrease medical errors. A standardized approach across all specialties is lacking in the published literature. The authors discuss the development and implementation of an institution-wide handoff curriculum for incoming first-year residents. APPROACH An… CONTINUE READING