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One Simple Tip to Reducing Hospital Errors

According to CBS News, improving methods of communication during shift changes can reduce the risk of adverse events in patients by 30 percent. In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at 11,000 patients, seeking to improve the ways in which physicians pass patient information during handoffs. Researchers then developed a method for more efficient handoffs called the “I-PASS Handoff Bundle,” which required the doctor seeing the patient to describe the illness, patient summary, action list, situation awareness and contingency planning and synthesis by receiver.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.