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Standardized sign-out reduces intern perception of medical errors on the general internal medicine ward.
Salerno SM, Arnett MV, Domanski JP. Teach Learn Med. 2009;21:121-126.
This study describes the development and implementation of a standardized written sign-out sheet that improved the completeness and effectiveness of handoffs between housestaff.
Journal Article > Commentary
Chief of Residents for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: a recipe for a new role in graduate medical education.
Ferraro K, Zernzach R, Maturo S, Nagy C, Barrett R. Mil Med. 2017;182:e1747-e1751.
This commentary describes how one hospital established a resident leader to embed quality improvement and patient safety education into daily care processes. The authors review strategies the resident leader championed to drive improvement, including quarterly hospital-wide morbidity and mortality conferences, mock root cause analyses, and a feedback mechanism to respond to resident concerns.