Journal Article
Study

Communication of vital signs at emergency department handoff: opportunities for improvement.

Venkatesh AK, Curley D, Chang Y, et al. Annals of emergency medicine. 2015;66:125-30.

Incomplete handoffs and poor communication regarding key clinical information may lead to adverse events or missed or delayed diagnoses. Emergency medicine clinicians failed to communicate significant vital sign abnormalities in the majority of patients being handed off at the time of shift change.