Session Description
Care transitions have been identified as a major contributor to medical errors, particularly with regard to handoffs. Currently, no structured communication framework or best practices have been described for physician handoffs when patients transition from the ICU to the wards. This project aims to develop a structured communication framework for ICU-to-wards handoffs and to validate the Physician Documentation Quality Instrument on a sample of ICU-ward transfer documents.

Session Speaker
Lekshmi Santhosh, MD
University of California San Francisco

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