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Inpatient housestaff discontinuity of care and patient adverse events.

Fletcher KE, Singh S, Schapira MM, et al. Inpatient Housestaff Discontinuity of Care and Patient Adverse Events. Am J Med. 2016;129(3):341-7.e21. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.11.008.

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April 27, 2016
Fletcher KE, Singh S, Schapira MM, et al. Am J Med. 2016;129(3):341-7.e21.

This prospective cohort study across three sites with an internal medicine residency program found no relationship between resident discontinuity and adverse events. Safe handoffs have become even more essential in the era of resident duty hour restrictions.