Journal Article

Half-life of a printed handoff document.

Rosenbluth G, Jacolbia R, Milev D, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:324-8.

Despite advances in handoff practices, printed signout documents remain ubiquitous in inpatient settings. This chart review study found that the accuracy of printed signout sheets decline significantly over the course of a physician shift. This work highlights the need for more real-time updated patient information than a printed page can provide.