Ask HRC: Ensuring Hospitalists Are Properly Trained To Receive Patient Handoffs

September 25, 2012 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance


A Healthcare Risk Control (HRC) System member recently asked if it is an acceptable practice for one of its orthopedic surgery providers to hand off care of patients to an adult hospitalist rather than another orthopedic surgeon.

HRC’s analysts are concerned that such a handoff could be risky...

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