Journal Article

Structured patient handoff on an internal medicine ward: a cluster randomized control trial.

Tam P, Nijjar AP, Fok M, et al. PloS one. 2018;13:e0195216.

This cluster-randomized trial evaluated the effectiveness of a standardized handoff process at preventing adverse events in hospitalized medical patients. Compared to usual handoff processes, the structured tool did not achieve reductions in adverse events or other safety metrics, although the completeness of handoffs did improve.