Do resident work restrictions increase handoff errors?
Boston Globe, September 25, 2008
A 2006 survey of resident physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, found that hand-offs often lead to patient harm. More than 80 of the physicians who responded to the survey admitted that at least one of their patients in a month-long span had suffered as a result of flawed hand-offs.
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