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Results of an enhanced clinic handoff and resident education on resident patient ownership and patient safety.

Pincavage AT, Dahlstrom M, Prochaska M, et al. Results of an enhanced clinic handoff and resident education on resident patient ownership and patient safety. Acad Med. 2013;88(6):795-801. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e31828fd3c4.

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March 21, 2018
Pincavage AT, Dahlstrom M, Prochaska M, et al. Acad Med. 2013;88(6):795-801.

When resident physicians leave their primary care clinic at graduation, their patients are vulnerable to adverse events. This internal medicine residency program created an enhanced handoff system that improved continuity, increased appropriate test follow-up, and demonstrated a trend toward reduced hospital and emergency department visits after the care transition. A WebM&M commentary highlighted risks that breaches in continuity pose to outpatients.

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Pincavage AT, Dahlstrom M, Prochaska M, et al. Results of an enhanced clinic handoff and resident education on resident patient ownership and patient safety. Acad Med. 2013;88(6):795-801. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e31828fd3c4.

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