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Inpatient housestaff discontinuity of care and patient adverse events.

Fletcher KE, Singh S, Schapira MM, et al. The American journal of medicine. 2016;129:341-7.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.