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February 8, 2017

A QI initiative: implementing a patient handoff checklist for pediatric hospitalist attendings.

Lo H-Y, Mullan PC, Lye C, et al. A QI initiative: implementing a patient handoff checklist for pediatric hospitalist attendings. BMJ quality improvement reports. 2016;5(1). doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u212920.w5661.

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Lo H-Y, Mullan PC, Lye C, et al. BMJ quality improvement reports. 2016;5.

Patient handoffs are vulnerable to errors of omission. This quality improvement project designed and implemented a checklist as a way to standardize the process of pediatric handoffs. The program found the tool to be effective in uncovering problems and physicians felt the checklist supported situational awareness and patient safety.

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Lo H-Y, Mullan PC, Lye C, et al. A QI initiative: implementing a patient handoff checklist for pediatric hospitalist attendings. BMJ quality improvement reports. 2016;5(1). doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u212920.w5661.