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Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program

William Martinez - Nov. 14, 2014
In last week's NEJM, Starmer and colleagues reported an impressive 30% average decrease in the rate of medical errors after implementing a structured handoff program ( I-PASS Handoff Bundle) across ni...
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medical errors Research transitions in care
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Residency Outpatient Handovers

William Martinez - July 1, 2014
It is that time of year. In many places across the US, new interns will start tomorrow. In primary care specialties, many of these interns will inherit a panel of patients from a graduating resident ...
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evidence medical education Most-at-risk populations quality of care Research Safety transitions in care