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ED handoffs: observed practices and communication errors.

Maughan BC, Lei L, Cydulka RK. ED handoffs: observed practices and communication errors. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(5):502-11. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2009.12.004.

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July 20, 2011
Maughan BC, Lei L, Cydulka RK. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(5):502-11.

This study found that clinically pertinent findings reported in emergency department physician handoffs differ from what is reported in their documentation. The authors advocate for improved standardization in handoff practices, including specific attention to error reduction techniques given the fast-paced setting of care.