Journal Article
Commentary

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

Lo HY; Mullan PC; Lye C; Gordon M; Patel B; Vachani J.

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.