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The Patient Handoff: A Risk-Filled Few Minutes

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Mar 13, 2014 4:53:49 PM

In football, what are the chances of a fumble when the quarterback hands off to the running back? In medicine, what are the chances of a 'fumble' when one doctor hands off the patient to another doctor? Quite high in both situations, and becoming more frequent in medicine.

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Topics: locums, Dr. Ken's Corner, patient handoff, physician care, risk management

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