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Journal Article

Physician transition of care: benefits of I-PASS and an electronic handoff system in a community pediatric residency program.

Walia J, Qayumi Z, Khawar N, et al. Academic pediatrics. 2016;16:519-23.

The I-PASS standardized handoff protocol is considered the gold standard for inpatient handoffs, having been shown to reduce adverse events among hospitalized patients. In this study, implementation of I-PASS within an electronic medical record resulted in an improvement in handoff quality among pediatric residents. A recent PSNet interview discussed handoffs and the implementation and findings of the landmark I-PASS study.