Journal Article

Exploring emergency physician–hospitalist handoff interactions: development of the Handoff Communication Assessment.

Apker J, Mallak LA, Applegate B, et al. Annals of emergency medicine. 2010;55:161-70.

This study reports on the development of a tool to assess the content and structure of handoff communications between emergency physicians and hospitalists. The authors found that the handoff communication was mostly "one-way," consisting primarily of information exchange without interactive questions and answers.