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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Year-end resident clinic handoffs: narrative review and recommendations for improvement.

Pincavage AT, Donnelly MJ, Young JQ, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2017;43:71-79.

Year-end handoffs in residency training settings are a known patient safety risk. This narrative review found that several practices can enhance the safety of year-end transitions, including standardizing written and verbal signout for high-risk patients and enhancing attending-level supervision.