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Gleason KM, Brake H, Agramonte V, Perfetti C. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Revised August 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-0059.
This toolkit, based on lessons learned from facilities that have implemented the Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) initiative, provides strategies to implement and improve medication reconciliation in health care.
Interunit handoffs from emergency department to inpatient care: a cross-sectional survey of physicians at a university medical center.
Smith CJ, Britigan DH, Lyden E, Anderson N, Welniak TJ, Wadman MC. J Hosp Med. 2015;10:711-717.
Evaluation of adverse drug events and medication discrepancies in transitions of care between hospital discharge and primary care follow-up.
Armor BL, Wight AJ, Carter SM. J Pharm Pract. 2016;29:132-137.
Targeting improvements in patient safety at a large academic center: an institutional handoff curriculum for graduate medical education.
Allen S, Caton C, Cluver J, Mainous AG III, Clyburn B. Acad Med. 2014:89;1366-1369.
Interventions employed to improve intrahospital handover: a systematic review.
Robertson ER, Morgan L, Bird S, Catchpole K, McCulloch P. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:600-607.
Electronic handoff instruments: a truly multidisciplinary tool?
Schuster KM, Jenq GY, Thung SF, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:e352-e357.
Rates of medical errors and preventable adverse events among hospitalized children following implementation of a resident handoff bundle.
Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Simon DW, et al. JAMA. 2013;310:2262-2270.
A systematic review of the literature on the evaluation of handoff tools: implications for research and practice.
Abraham J, Kannampallil T, Patel VL. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:154-162.
Effect of a systems intervention on the quality and safety of patient handoffs in an internal medicine residency program.
Graham KL, Marcantonio ER, Huang GC, Yang J, Davis RB, Smith CC. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:986-993.
Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit.
Jack B, Paasche-Orlow M, Mitchell S, Forsythe S, Martin J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-0084.
Evaluation of a predevelopment service delivery intervention: an application to improve clinical handovers.
Yao GL, Novielli N, Manaseki-Holland S, et al; European HANDOVER Research Collaborative. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21(suppl 1):i29-i38.
The effects of patient handoff characteristics on subsequent care: a systematic review and areas for future research.
Foster S, Manser T. Acad Med. 2012;87:1105-1124.
Handoffs in the era of duty hours reform: a focused review and strategy to address changes in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Common Program Requirements.
DeRienzo CM, Frush K, Barfield ME, et al. Acad Med. 2012;87:403-410.
The patient handoff: a comprehensive curricular blueprint for resident education to improve continuity of care.
Wohlauer MV, Arora VM, Horwitz LI, Bass EJ, Mahar SE, Philibert I. Acad Med. 2012;87:411-418.
Use of an appreciative inquiry approach to improve resident sign-out in an era of multiple shift changes.
Helms AS, Perez TE, Baltz J, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:287-291.
Time to sign off on signout.
Stein DM, Stetson PD. Acad Med. 2011;86:804-806.
A reengineered hospital discharge program to decrease rehospitalization: a randomized trial.
Jack BW, Chetty VK, Anthony D, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2009;150:178-187.
Impact of a pharmacist on medication reconciliation on patient admission to a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Strunk LB, Matson AW, Steinke D. Hosp Pharm. 2008;43:643-649.
Addressing postdischarge adverse events: a neglected area.
Tsilimingras D, Bates DW. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34:85-97.
Promoting effective transitions of care at hospital discharge: a review of key issues for hospitalists.
Kripalani S, Jackson AT, Schnipper JL, Coleman EA. J Hosp Med. 2007;2:314-323.
A partially structured postoperative handoff protocol improves communication in 2 mixed surgical intensive care units: findings from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) prospective cohort study.
Lane-Fall MB, Pascual JL, Peifer HG, et al; HATRICC study team. Ann Surg. 2018 Nov 29; [Epub ahead of print].
Implementing bedside handoff in the emergency department: a practice improvement project.
Campbell D, Dontje K. J Emerg Nurs. 2018 Oct 24; [Epub ahead of print].
Community-acquired and hospital-acquired medication harm among older inpatients and impact of a state-wide medication management intervention.
Pellegrin K, Lozano A, Miyamura J, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28:103-110.
I-PASS checklist: a powerful tool for patient handoffs.
Peeples L. Pharmacy Practice News. October 10, 2018.
Impact of medication reconciliation for improving transitions of care.
Redmond P, Grimes TC, McDonnell R, Boland F, Hughes C, Fahey T. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;8:CD010791.
Impact of the communication and patient hand-off tool SBAR on patient safety: a systematic review.
Müller M, Jürgens J, Redaèlli M, Klingberg K, Hautz WE, Stock S. BMJ Open. 2018;8:e022202.
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