“patient handoff”

Eliminating Errors in Patient Handoffs Key to Reducing Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 6, 2011

Very rarely will only one physician be responsible for a patient over the course of his or her entire medical treatment. When that responsibility is passed on to another caregiver, it is known as a “patient handoff.” Responsibility can be transferred from institution to institution, from one physician to another or even from nurse to […]