Evaluation tool for handoffs

This multicenter study tested an evaluation tool for handoffs, which consisted of 6 subdomains and an overall assessment. There was good internal validity, but peers consistently rated the handoff higher than did external evaluators. This handoff evaluation tool can best be used by external evaluators to rate the quality of handoffs (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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