Evaluating Outcomes of Electronic Tools Supporting Physician Shift-to-Shift Handoffs: A Systematic Review

Academic Article


  • RESULTS: Thirty-seven articles met inclusion criteria, including 20 single group pre- and posttest studies; 8 posttest only or cross-sectional studies; 4 nonrandomized controlled trials; 1 cohort study; 1 randomized crossover study; and 3 qualitative studies. Quality scores ranged from 3.5 to 14 of a possible 16. Most articles documented some positive outcomes, with 2 of the 3 studies evaluating patient outcomes yielding statistically significant improvements. The only other study that analyzed patient outcomes showed that interventions other than the electronic tool were responsible for most of the significant improvements.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 10531571
  • Author List

  • Davis J; Riesenberg LAN; Mardis M; Donnelly J; Benningfield B; Youngstrom M; Vetter I
  • Start Page

  • 174
  • End Page

  • 180
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 2