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handoff

(hand'of?)
The transfer of patient care from one health care provider to another or from one health care facility to another.
Synonym: handover; sign-out
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Currently, there aren't clear incentives for organizations to change, not to mention, large-scale infrastructure to support responsible handoffs would come with a steep price tag.
At each participating hospital, patient handoffs by residents were monitored and assessed for a six-month pre-intervention period.
One teaching hospital reported 4,000 handoffs in a single day for a total of 1.
Our group identified the need for three separate checklists for handoffs in and out of home healthcare These include:
The number of basic handoffs before the "Action" offense and the hot dribbler begin must also be determined as well as how that number and option is to be communicated to players on the court.
In an effort to emphasize the fact that handoffs are a transfer of primary responsibility for a patient, Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois, created a handoff system in which caregivers literally "pass the baton.
The handoff occurs when one customer-service person needs to move the ball (the shopper or caller) to another customer-service person who can, it is hoped, then provide the needed result.
Detailing important aspects of 4G wireless systems, the newly minted patents cover innovations in subscriber handoffs between base stations, as well as advanced subscriber device power control.
By introducing more standardized communication during patient handoffs for this study, Boston Children's saw a substantial drop in the overall number of medical errors," says the study's principal investigator Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH.
today announced the first successful packet-switched network handoff between CDMA EV-DO Rev-A and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies in a demonstration with VoIP calls and streaming video.