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An institution-wide handoff task force to standardise and improve physician handoffs.
Horwitz LI, Schuster KM, Thung SF, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:863-871.
Handoffs in the era of duty hours reform: a focused review and strategy to address changes in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Common Program Requirements.
DeRienzo CM, Frush K, Barfield ME, et al. Acad Med. 2012;87:403-410.
Review of computerized physician handoff tools for improving the quality of patient care.
Li P, Ali S, Tang C, Ghali WA, Stelfox HT. J Hosp Med. 2012 Nov 20; [Epub ahead of print].
Doctors' handovers in hospitals: a literature review.
Raduma-Tomàs MA, Flin R, Yule S, Williams D. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:128-133.
Implementing peer evaluation of handoffs: associations with experience and workload.
Arora VM, Greenstein EA, Woodruff JN, Staisiunas PG, Farnan JM. J Hosp Med. 2013;8:132-136.
Effect of a systems intervention on the quality and safety of patient handoffs in an internal medicine residency program.
Graham KL, Marcantonio ER, Huang GC, Yang J, Davis RB, Smith CC. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Apr 18; [Epub ahead of print].
Handover: Improving the Continuity of Patient Care Through Identification and Implementation of Novel Handover Processes in Europe.
University Medical Centre Utrecht.
Who's covering our loved ones: surprising barriers in the sign-out process.
Antonoff MB, Berdan EA, Kirchner VA, et al. Am J Surg. 2013;205:77-84.
Evaluation of a predevelopment service delivery intervention: an application to improve clinical handovers.
Yao GL, Novielli N, Manaseki-Holland S, et al; European HANDOVER Research Collaborative. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21(suppl 1):i29-i38.
Time to sign off on signout.
Stein DM, Stetson PD. Acad Med. 2011;86:804-806.
The effects of patient handoff characteristics on subsequent care: a systematic review and areas for future research.
Foster S, Manser T. Acad Med. 2012;87:1105-1124.
The computerized rounding report: implementation of a model system to support transitions of care.
Wohlauer MV, Rove KO, Pshak TJ, et al. J Surg Res. 2012;172:11-17.
Use of an appreciative inquiry approach to improve resident sign-out in an era of multiple shift changes.
Helms AS, Perez TE, Baltz J, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:287-291.
Transition of care for hospitalized elderly patients—development of a discharge checklist for hospitalists.
Halasyamani L, Kripalani S, Coleman E, et al. J Hosp Med. 2006;1:354-360.
Improving Transitions of Care: Hand-off Communications.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare; June 2012.
Measuring handoff quality in labor and delivery: development, validation, and application of the Coordination of Handoff Effectiveness Questionnaire (CHEQ).
Block M, Ehrenworth JF, Cuce VM, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:213-220.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Handoff Communication Tools.
FIRST Do No Harm. December 2012;1-8.
Promoting effective transitions of care at hospital discharge: a review of key issues for hospitalists.
Kripalani S, Jackson AT, Schnipper JL, Coleman EA. J Hosp Med. 2007;2:314-323.
Health care worker fatigue and patient safety.
Sentinel Event Alert. December 14, 2011;(48):1-4.
Patient handovers within the hospital: translating knowledge from motor racing to healthcare.
Catchpole K, Sellers R, Goldman A, McCulloch P, Hignett S. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:318-322.
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