Use of Self-directed Module Improves Patient Handovers
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Use of Self-directed Module Improves Patient Handovers

Whether a patient is being transferred from the Emergency Department to a medical floor or from the Operating Room to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, patient handovers are key. The clinical information provided in handovers contributes to continuity of care, patient safety, and a reduction in clinical errors. However, multiple regulatory groups and professional organizations have identified significant shortcomings in handovers.

ABMS Visiting Scholar Researches Urology Practice Patterns
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ABMS Visiting Scholar Researches Urology Practice Patterns

Now that Joan S. Ko, MD, a Urology Resident at the James Buchanan Brady Uro­logical Institute and Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins University, has determined that variability exists in Medicare utilization and payment among urologists, the question is how can physicians use this information to improve their practice.