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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

A novel process audit for standardized perioperative handoff protocols.

Pallekonda V, Scholl AT, McKelvey GM, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2017;43:611-618.

Standardizing handoffs is a recommended strategy to reduce error. This commentary describes a tool developed to support handoffs from the operating room. The authors discuss how to audit handoff activities to ensure the tool is being used correctly.