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Developing standardized "receiver-driven" handoffs between referring providers and the emergency department: results of a multidisciplinary needs assessment.

Huth K, Stack AM, Chi G, et al. Developing Standardized "Receiver-Driven" Handoffs Between Referring Providers and the Emergency Department: Results of a Multidisciplinary Needs Assessment. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(12):719-730. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.05.003.

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December 5, 2018
Huth K, Stack AM, Chi G, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(12):719-730.

Successful initiatives that have enhanced the safety of handoffs have largely focused on the inpatient setting. This study determined that handoffs between outpatient pediatric providers and the emergency department at a single institution varied in quality, which can lead to unnecessary testing and other harm. A past Annual Perspective discussed how robust handoffs may improve safety outcomes.

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Huth K, Stack AM, Chi G, et al. Developing Standardized "Receiver-Driven" Handoffs Between Referring Providers and the Emergency Department: Results of a Multidisciplinary Needs Assessment. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(12):719-730. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.05.003.