BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston Children’s Hospital study shows medical errors are significantly reduced by changing the system of what’s known as “patient handoff.”READ MORE: Snow And Rain, 50-70 MPH Wind Gusts Possible In Massachusetts During Monday Storm
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern spoke with Dr. Christopher Landrigan, the study’s principal investigator and Dr. Amy Starmer, the study’s lead author.READ MORE: Breaking And Entering Suspect Arrested After Falling Through Ice In Mystic River
Landrigan and Starmer designed a system consisting of three key components: standardized communication and handoff training, a verbal mnemonic and a new team handoff structure.
After the system was used, there were fewer omissions or miscommunications about important data during handoffs, which led to positive results.MORE NEWS: Man Shot A Blackstone Valley Mall
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