Malpractice Dangers in the Patient Handoff
May 17, 2017
“The biggest vulnerability is the void of information that the current provider passes on, or a misunderstanding in the information received by the subsequent physician,” said Dana Siegal, RN, CRICO’s director of patient safety. Experts from CRICO Strategies, The Doctors Company, COPIC and the University of Michigan Health System share insights on the risks associated with a patient hand-off and ways to mitigate those risks.
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Crane M. Malpractice dangers in the patient handoff. Medscape. May 17, 2017. [Subscription may be required.]
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