Journal Article
Commentary

Collaborating—or "selling" patients? A conceptual framework for emergency department-to-inpatient handoff negotiations.

Hilligoss B, Mansfield JA, Patterson ES, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2015;41:134-43.

Handoffs transfer accountability for a patient from one clinician to another. This commentary proposes a framework for transfers from the emergency department to other units within the hospital that highlights environmental, organizational, and social factors that affect these interactions to augment handover quality.