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.
- Healthcare Leaders Seek Strategic Sweet Spot
- 3 Reasons Wellness Programs Fail
- CMS Issues Health Insurance Exchange Proposed Rules
- Patients Shoulder Nearly 25% of Medical Bills
- ACOs Widespread, Yet Challenged
- MGMA: Physician Compensation Increasingly Based on Quality Measures
- HFMA: Patient Financial Interaction Guidelines Sharpened
- Data Collaborative Taps Predictive Analytics to Coordinate Care
- HFMA: Revenue Cycle, Reimbursements Share the Spotlight
- Physician Pay Will Soon Depend on Outcomes