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Hand-off bundle implementation associated with decreased medical errors and preventable adverse events on an academic family medicine in-patient unit: A pre-post study.

Dewar ZE, Yurkonis T, Attia M. Hand-off bundle implementation associated with decreased medical errors and preventable adverse events on an academic family medicine in-patient unit: A pre-post study. Medicine (Baltimore). Oct, 2019;98(40):e17459.

Poor communication and handoffs between providers have been linked to adverse events.  The implementation of a standardized hand-off bundle modeled on the I-PASS tool (incorporating illness severity, patient summary, action list, situational awareness, and synthesis by receiver) in an inpatient family medicine service resulted in a significant reduction in medical errors.