Developing standardized "receiver-driven" handoffs between referring providers and the emergency department: results of a multidisciplinary needs assessment.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Successful initiatives that have enhanced the safety of handoffs have largely focused on the inpatient setting. This study determined that handoffs between outpatient pediatric providers and the emergency department at a single institution varied in quality, which can lead to unnecessary testing and other harm. A past Annual Perspective discussed how robust handoffs may improve safety outcomes.