Healthcare News & Insights

New research shows effect of long shifts on patient safety

Prevailing wisdom has always won out when it comes to new resident surgeons’ shifts – make them adhere to strict limits governing how long they can work. This move was made to keep patients safe. But according to new research, these limits may not be as effective as once thought. 

New technique improves patient handoffs

Miscommunications at hospitals can lead to patient errors that cause harm, particularly during patient handoffs. But a new technique tested by researchers could come in handy with preventing problems.