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Resident shift handoff strategies in US internal medicine residency programs.

Wray CM, Chaudhry S, Pincavage A, et al. Resident Shift Handoff Strategies in US Internal Medicine Residency Programs. JAMA. 2016;316(21):2273-2275. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17786.

March 14, 2018
Wray CM, Chaudhry S, Pincavage A, et al. JAMA. 2016;316(21):2273-2275.

Research suggests that standardization, dedicated space, and supervision improve resident handoffs, but less is known about how these best practices are implemented. Investigators surveyed residency program directors and found significant variation in the implementation of recommended handoff practices and educational strategies.