Read news and stories about patient handoffs, resident signout, nursing report, care transitions, and how standardizing handoffs is reducing medical errors.
A listing of some of the seminal papers and scholarly journal articles on the topic of safe handoffs between providers at hospitals and other medical facilities.
A listing of several handoff resources you may find helpful. Includes links to tools and resources including information about standardizing medical handoffs.
Erin McCann of Healthcare IT News reports that medical errors cost the nation a colossal $1 trillion each year.
A July 2014 Senate hearing on patient safety revealed that medical errors were the third most prominent cause of death in the United States, directly behind heart disease and cancer.
What to make of that number, 400,000? Forbes contributor Dan Munro suggests that the same number of people would be killed if the largest commercial plane, an Airbus A-380, fell from the sky each day throughout the year.