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From the AHAP Blog: Hand-off communication solutions revealed by CTH

Accreditation Insider, October 26, 2010

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The Joint Commission’s Center for Transforming Healthcare (CTH) has announced the second in its series of solutions for top healthcare challenges: hand-off communication. It is estimated that miscommunication during patient hand-offs plays a part in 80 percent of serious preventable adverse events, The Joint Commission states in an official release. Not only can communication issues lead to adverse events, it can also factor into length of stay, quality of care, and various safety issues.

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