Improving perceptions of patient safety through standardizing handoffs from the emergency department to the inpatient setting: a systematic review.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This systematic review of handoffs from the emergency department to inpatient settings found that standardized handoff approaches led to enhanced perceptions of safety and satisfaction. Researchers found that little data exists on the impact of standardizing handoffs from the emergency department to the hospital on safety outcomes, but studies demonstrated the potential for provider education and implementation of standardized handoff tools to positively affect perceptions of patient safety and provider satisfaction.