Collaborating—or "selling" patients? A conceptual framework for emergency department-to-inpatient handoff negotiations.
Hilligoss B, Mansfield JA, Patterson ES, Moffatt-Bruce SD. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41:134-143.
Handoffs transfer accountability for a patient from one clinician to another. This commentary proposes a framework for transfers from the emergency department to other units within the hospital that highlights environmental, organizational, and social factors that affect these interactions to augment handover quality.
Implementation of an emergency department sign-out checklist improves transfer of information at shift change.
Dubosh NM, Carney D, Fisher J, Tibbles CD. J Emerg Med. 2014;47:580-585.
A hospital races to learn lessons of Ferrari pit stop.
Naik G. Wall Street Journal. November 14, 2006:A1. [reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
Need for standardized sign-out in the emergency department: a survey of emergency medicine residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program directors.
Sinha M, Shriki J, Salness R, Blackburn PA. Acad Emerg Med. 2007;14:192-196.
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A pilot study examining undesirable events among emergency department–boarded patients awaiting inpatient beds.
Liu SW, Thomas SH, Gordon JA, Hamedani AG, Weissman JS. Ann Emerg Med. 2009;54:381-385.