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Effect of a multispecialty faculty handoff initiative on safety culture and handoff quality.

Fitzgerald KM, Banerjee TR, Starmer AJ, et al. Effect of a multispecialty faculty handoff initiative on safety culture and handoff quality. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2022;7(2):e539. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000539

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April 20, 2022
Fitzgerald KM, Banerjee TR, Starmer AJ, et al. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2022;7(2):e539.

I-PASS is a structured handoff tool designed to improve communication between teams at change-of-shift or between care settings. This children’s hospital implemented an I-PASS program to improve communication between attending physicians and safety culture. One year after the program was introduced, all observed handoffs included all five elements of I-PASS and the duration of handoff did not change. Additionally, the “handoff and transition score” on the Agency for Healthcare Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture improved.

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Fitzgerald KM, Banerjee TR, Starmer AJ, et al. Effect of a multispecialty faculty handoff initiative on safety culture and handoff quality. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2022;7(2):e539. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000539