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Problems in Care Continuity
- Night float admission patients had longer LOS and more tests ordered (Lofgren, et al. J Gen Intern Med 1990)
- Work hour limits and presumed resulting discontinuities associated with increased hospital complications and test ordering (Laine, et al. JAMA 1993)
- Cross coverage associated with an increased risk of errors (OR 6.0) (Petersen, et al. Ann Int Med 1994)
- Signout errors an be improved substantially with structured sign out (Petersen, et al. Joint Comm J on QI 1998)
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