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ICU Attendings Don't Agree on Best Handoff Practices

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Background: Patient handoffs have been associated with adverse events, but they have been primarily studied in resident physicians following the institution of duty-hour restrictions. Objective: To study attending intensivist handoff practices, barriers to achieving ideal handoff practices, and the perceived impact attending handoffs may have on patient safety. Design: Cross-sectional survey administered in 2014 in the United States. Participants: 1712 eligible academic intensivist more...
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