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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Implementation of an emergency department sign-out checklist improves transfer of information at shift change.

Dubosh NM, Carney D, Fisher J, et al. The Journal of emergency medicine. 2014;47:580-5.

This pre-post study used direct observation to assess the completeness of resident handoffs in the emergency department. A checklist improved handoff quality without increasing signout time, providing further evidence for using checklists to augment patient safety.