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Journal Article

PSYCH: a mnemonic to help psychiatric residents decrease patient handoff communication errors.

Mariano MT, Brooks V, DiGiacomo M. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016;42:316-20.

This study describes a quality improvement project to enhance handoffs among psychiatry residents. The use of a mnemonic PSYCH (Patient information, Situation leading to hospitalization, Your assessment, Critical information, and Hindrance to discharge) led to more complete and efficient handoffs, consistent with other studies of structured handoff communications.