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Patient Hand-Off iNitiation and Evaluation (PHONE) study: a randomized trial of patient handoff methods.

Clanton J, Gardner A, Subichin M, et al. Patient Hand-Off iNitiation and Evaluation (PHONE) study: A randomized trial of patient handoff methods. Am J Surg. 2017;213(2):299-306. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.10.015.

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May 24, 2017
Clanton J, Gardner A, Subichin M, et al. Am J Surg. 2017;213:299-306.

Prior research suggests that implementing a standardized handoff process helps reduce medical errors. This randomized trial compared a formal patient handoff process to a focused one over a 10-month period at a large teaching hospital and found no impact on patient outcomes. The authors suggest that a more efficient handoff process may save time without compromising patient care.

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Clanton J, Gardner A, Subichin M, et al. Patient Hand-Off iNitiation and Evaluation (PHONE) study: A randomized trial of patient handoff methods. Am J Surg. 2017;213(2):299-306. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.10.015.