Optimizing Patient Safety while Transferring Information

Checklists  can help providers properly manage patient handoffs

  Patient safety relies, to a significant extent, on healthcare  providers' ability to exchange critical information about patients effectively  and to properly manage handoffs from one provider to another. Fortunately, a  few simple rules for exchanging important patient information have been shown  to dramatically increase the likelihood of success. The following rules apply  regardless of the situation:

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