Standard hand-off policies reduce care failures, study shows

07/11/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

Children's hospitals that used an evidence-based standardized patient hand-off process reduced related care failures by 69%, researchers reported in Pediatrics. Data from 23 children's hospitals found having a common understanding about the patient and a clear transition of responsibility, as well as minimizing interruptions and distractions, all improved during the study.

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