Hand-off communications, or hand-off processes, involve the transition of care as well as the transfer of patient-specific information by one healthcare professional to another with the purpose of providing a patient with safe, continuous care. A successful hand-off can only be achieved by effective communication.
Barker SJ, Adams N, Baskett MB, et al. Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) #6: Hand-off Communications. Patient Safety Movement Foundation. January 2019. (https://patientsafetymovement.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/APSS-6.pdf).
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This report was published for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in 2019.