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Transfer of accountability: transforming shift handover to enhance patient safety.

Alvarado K, Lee R, Christoffersen E, et al. Transfer of accountability: transforming shift handover to enhance patient safety. Healthc Q. 2006;9 Spec No:75-9.

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November 22, 2006
Alvarado K, Lee R, Christoffersen E, et al. Healthc Q. 2006;9 Spec No:75-9.

The authors describe one hospital's initiative to develop evidence-based handoff guidelines, a pilot study of their use, and the observed impact of the guidelines on patient care in that facility.

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Alvarado K, Lee R, Christoffersen E, et al. Transfer of accountability: transforming shift handover to enhance patient safety. Healthc Q. 2006;9 Spec No:75-9.