Posted on 8. May 2014 · Posted in research

Despite the growing literature linking poor handoffs to adverse events, few medical students are taught this competency during medical school. The common practice of allowing untrained sub-interns to perform handoffs as part of a required clerkship raises safety concerns. Evidence-based education programs are needed for handoff training.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11606-014-2806-0

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