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.
Use of an appreciative inquiry approach to improve resident sign-out in an era of multiple shift changes.
Helms AS, Perez TE, Baltz J, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:287-291.
Avoiding handover fumbles: a controlled trial of a structured handover tool versus traditional handover methods.
Payne CE, Stein JM, Leong T, Dressler DD. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:925-932.
Effectiveness of written hospitalist sign-outs in answering overnight inquiries.
Fogerty RL, Schoenfeld A, Al-Damluji MS, Horwitz LI. J Hosp Med. 2013;8:609-614.
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Development, implementation, and dissemination of the I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: a multisite educational intervention to improve patient handoffs.
Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, et al; I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. Acad Med. 2014;89:876-884.