Improving weekend handover between junior doctors on medical and surgical wards.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/596963
Title:
Improving weekend handover between junior doctors on medical and surgical wards.
Authors:
Bethune, Rob; Campbell, Kate; Rose, Alex; Wassall, Richard; Price, Catherine; Siese, Thomas; Finn, Roisin; Whitaker, Sean
Abstract:
Poor weekend handover has been implicated as one of the causes of observed higher mortality rates at weekends in UK hospitals. In a large teaching hospital we, a group of junior doctors, set about improving the quality and effectiveness of weekend handover. We used the Model for Improvement to implement a weekend handover sticker through an iterative process using multiple Plan/Do/Study/Act (PDSA) cycles. Over the 16 week study period the number of completed weekend tasks increased by 30% and the number of patients with a documented weekend handover increased by nearly 50%. Junior doctors are well positioned to notice the quality and safety shortcomings within hospitals, and by using effective improvement methods they can improve these systems at little or no cost.
Citation:
Improving weekend handover between junior doctors on medical and surgical wards. 2014, 2 (2): BMJ Qual Improv Rep
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
BMJ quality improvement reports
Issue Date:
3-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/596963
DOI:
10.1136/bmjquality.u483.w1045
PubMed ID:
26734230
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjquality.u483.w1045
Note:
This article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2050-1315
Appears in Collections:
Colorectal Surgery; 2014 RD&E publications; Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Maternity Services

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBethune, Roben
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Kateen
dc.contributor.authorRose, Alexen
dc.contributor.authorWassall, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorSiese, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorFinn, Roisinen
dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, Seanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-23T12:22:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-23T12:22:13Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-03en
dc.identifier.citationImproving weekend handover between junior doctors on medical and surgical wards. 2014, 2 (2): BMJ Qual Improv Repen
dc.identifier.issn2050-1315en
dc.identifier.pmid26734230en
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjquality.u483.w1045en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/596963en
dc.description.abstractPoor weekend handover has been implicated as one of the causes of observed higher mortality rates at weekends in UK hospitals. In a large teaching hospital we, a group of junior doctors, set about improving the quality and effectiveness of weekend handover. We used the Model for Improvement to implement a weekend handover sticker through an iterative process using multiple Plan/Do/Study/Act (PDSA) cycles. Over the 16 week study period the number of completed weekend tasks increased by 30% and the number of patients with a documented weekend handover increased by nearly 50%. Junior doctors are well positioned to notice the quality and safety shortcomings within hospitals, and by using effective improvement methods they can improve these systems at little or no cost.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjquality.u483.w1045en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ Quality Improvement Reports. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non commercial and is otherwise in compliance with the license. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/legalcodeen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Surgeryen
dc.titleImproving weekend handover between junior doctors on medical and surgical wards.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalBMJ quality improvement reportsen
dc.description.noteThis article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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