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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Signout Process: A Survey of Residents at BWH

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Carty M, Smith C, Schnipper JL, Harvard Education Day 2004, unpublished data

  • 37% said that sign-out occurred in a quiet place most of the time
  • 52% provided written and verbal sign-out on every patient
  • Only 55% of night-float residents said that when called about a patient, the relevant information could be found in the sign-out

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