Patient Handoff

Known as: Signout, Patient, Signover, Patient, Handovers, Patient 
The transferring of patient care responsibility from one health-care professional to another.
National Institutes of Health

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2014
2014
Patient handoffs are a key source of communication failures and adverse events in hospitals. Despite Accreditation Council for… (More)
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2012
2012
OBJECTIVES Perioperative handoffs are a particularly high-risk period given patients' postprocedural physiology, their physical… (More)
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2011
2011
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease that causes exercise limitation, heart failure, and… (More)
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2010
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2010
BACKGROUND Effective handoff practices (ie, mechanisms for transferring information, responsibility and authority) are critical… (More)
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2010
2010
OBJECTIVE Health information technology has been shown to influence the communication patterns of healthcare providers. The goal… (More)
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2009
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2009
OBJECTIVE To summarize the current world position on laparoscopic liver surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Multiple series have… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND We aimed to improve the quality and safety of handover of patients from surgery to intensive care using the analogy of… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND The patient acceptable symptom state (PASS) is the value beyond which patients can consider themselves well. This… (More)
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1999
1999
AIMS The psychological outcome of family carers after bereavement is an important issue in evaluating palliative care services… (More)
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1981
1981
Intravenous diazepam and ketamine may be used as sole agents, along with local anesthesia, or in combination with preoperative… (More)
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