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Reducing Work Hours for Medical Interns Increases Patient Handoff Risks

Reducing the number of continuous hours medical interns work can increase the number of potentially dangerous patient handoffs from one trainee to another, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. Contrary to initial expectations, the reduction in work hours — from … finish reading Reducing Work Hours for Medical Interns Increases Patient Handoff Risks

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Patient Hand-off Tool Effective in Reducing Readmissions, Hospital Stay

A new tool to improve patient hand-offs has reduced readmissions by 50 percent and the time it takes to move a patient from the emergency department to an inpatient unit by 33 percent. Designed to combat data that shows an … finish reading Patient Hand-off Tool Effective in Reducing Readmissions, Hospital Stay

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