Introducing a new junior doctor electronic weekend handover on an orthopaedic ward.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Handoffs and weekend care are two error-prone elements of health care. This commentary describes a project that focused on shifting from a paper-based to an electronic handoff process to enhance handover reliability over the weekend. The authors explain how using plan-do-study-act cycles helped augment implementation of the new handoff process. A recent PSNet interview discussed the weekend effect in health care.