The goal of this paper is to highlight the status of patient handoffs in the United States. A summary of what patient handoffs are, and the current processes through which handoffs are carried out will be described, as well as the benefits and limitations of each approach. In addition, this project will describe some major flaws in the handoff system, and suggestions to how they may be remedied. This paper will conclude by mentioning a new system which has reduced handoff errors, and propose an extension to this research in order to instigate further developments.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Razi, Farzad Rafi, "Patient Handoffs: A Review of Current Status in the USA" (2015). Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. 48.