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Improving the Way Physicians Communicate Patient Information Helps Lower Rates of Medical Errors

The JAMA Report

Medical errors may contribute to illness and even death for hospitalized patients. Many of these errors come from miscommunication during the handoff, that’s when patient information is communicated from one care provider finishing their shift, to another beginning a shift. A new study examined ways to improve this handoff process. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.