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Journal Article

Interhospital transfer handoff practices among US tertiary care centers: a descriptive survey.

Herrigel DJ, Carroll M, Fanning C, et al. Journal of hospital medicine. 2016;11:413-7.

Interhospital transfers have similar risks as other care transitions, but less is known about them. This descriptive study found variation in the training and experience of transfer care coordinators and communication practices in handoffs. Standardization in these practices should enhance patient safety.