Journal Article
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Improving the reliability of verbal communication between primary care physicians and pediatric hospitalists at hospital discharge.

Mussman GM, Vossmeyer MT, Brady PW, et al. Journal of hospital medicine. 2015;10:574-80.

Every day the care of hospital patients is handed off from clinician to clinician, creating serious risks for patient safety. A comprehensive quality improvement program that standardized communication processes and introduced basic electronic health record messaging enhanced the rate of postdischarge verbal handoffs to primary care providers.