Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers
Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers Monday, February 16, 2009
In today’s fragmented health care system, there is a lack of coordination and continuity of care when patients transition from hospital to home or to another health care institution. The featured innovations describe programs designed to improve patient care upon hospital discharge and patient safety during intra-hospital transfers.
Also in This Issue:
- Posting Expected Discharge Date Facilitates Communication, Leads to On-Time Patient Departures and High Levels of Satisfaction
- Urban Clinic Provides Free, Bilingual Primary and Specialty Care to the Uninsured and Underserved of Miami-Dade County
- Simple Scoring System and Action Algorithm Identifies Children at Risk of Deterioration, Leading to Fewer Codes and More Timely Transfer to Intensive Care Unit
- County Health Department Enacts Systems-Based Changes in Primary Care Sites, Leading to Enhanced Access to Care and Improved Outcomes for HIV/AIDS Patients