Handoffs – A bigger deal than we think?

Today one of our residents referred to an article from New England Journal of Medicine that looked at handoffs in an academic medical training center as this study was carried out at 9 pediatric residency training sites in North America. With the implementation of a formal handoff program, the authors saw reduction in medical errors and preventable adverse events as well as improvement in communication. This handoff program included a universal document, workshops, computer modules, and faculty development. Click on the link below to check out the article.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1405556