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Patient handoffs increase mortality risk, study says

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | May 19, 2016

End-of-rotation handoffs between teams of hospital interns and residents were linked to 718 additional patient deaths, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society. The study, which analyzed 2008 to 2014 data on 230,701 admissions at 10 university-affiliated Veterans Affairs medical centers, found mortality risks increased up to 20% depending on the type of transition. MedPage Today (free registration) (05/18)


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