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Managing competing organizational priorities in clinical handover across organizational boundaries.

Sujan MA, Chessum P, Rudd M, et al. Managing competing organizational priorities in clinical handover across organizational boundaries. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2015;20(1 Suppl):17-25. doi:10.1177/1355819614560449.

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January 21, 2015
Sujan MA, Chessum P, Rudd M, et al. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2015;20(1 Suppl):17-25.

Patient handoffs are a major challenge for patient safety, especially when patients move between different units or organizations. Analysis of 270 handoffs between ambulances to emergency departments (EDs) and EDs to inpatient units uncovered many tensions and themes, such as how competing patient flow priorities can impact the quality of handoffs.

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Sujan MA, Chessum P, Rudd M, et al. Managing competing organizational priorities in clinical handover across organizational boundaries. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2015;20(1 Suppl):17-25. doi:10.1177/1355819614560449.

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