Effective discharge communication in the emergency department.

  title={Effective discharge communication in the emergency department.},
  author={Margaret E Samuels-Kalow and Anne M. Stack and Stephen C. Porter},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={60 2},
Communication at discharge is an important part of high-quality emergency department (ED) care. This review describes the existing literature on patient understanding and implementation of discharge instructions, discusses previous interventions aimed at improving the discharge process, and recommends best practices and future research. MEDLINE and Cochrane databases were searched, using combinations of key terms. Literature from both the adult and pediatric ED populations was reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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