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Editor's Correspondence
May 26, 2008

Supervision: A 2-Way Street

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Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2008

Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(10):1117. doi:10.1001/archinte.168.10.1117-a

We commend Singh et al1 on their thought-provoking and important work. While we certainly agree that patient handoffs are rife with the potential for error and patient harm secondary to breakdowns in communication,2 laying the onus of supervision squarely on the attending physician is an issue we call into question.