Journal Article

ICU attending handoff practices: results from a national survey of academic intensivists.

Lane-Fall MB, Collard ML, Turnbull AE, et al. Critical care medicine. 2016;44:690-8.

This survey of academic intensivist physicians found that although most reported participating in end-of-shift handoffs, the handoff process varied across institutions. Satisfaction with handoff procedures was suboptimal, and a significant proportion of respondents could recall an adverse event related to handoffs. This suggests that despite extensive work in this area, handoffs remain a persistent safety vulnerability.