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AHRQ Patient Safety Network ► The effect of hospitalist discontinuity on adverse events.

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The effect of hospitalist discontinuity on adverse events.

O'Leary KJ, Turner J, Christensen N, et al. J Hosp Med. 2015;10:147-151.

Clinician discontinuity is often cited as a potential patient safety issue. However, this study found that transfers of care between hospitalists did not appear to be associated with adverse events. The authors note that as hospital care is provided within teams, research should focus on the effects of team complexity and changes on patient safety.

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