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Introducing a new junior doctor electronic weekend handover on an orthopaedic ward.

Maroo S, Raj D. Introducing a New Junior Doctor Electronic Weekend Handover on an Orthopaedic Ward. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6(1). doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u212695.w5059.

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June 14, 2017
Maroo S, Raj D. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6(1).

Handoffs and weekend care are two error-prone elements of health care. This commentary describes a project that focused on shifting from a paper-based to an electronic handoff process to enhance handover reliability over the weekend. The authors explain how using plan-do-study-act cycles helped augment implementation of the new handoff process. A recent PSNet interview discussed the weekend effect in health care.