Improved communication in post-ICU care by improving writing of ICU discharge letters: a longitudinal before-after study.

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BACKGROUND The discharge letter is the primary means of communication at patient discharge, yet discharge letters are often not completed on time. A multifaceted intervention was performed to improve communication in patient hand-off from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the wards by improving the timeliness of discharge letters. METHODS A management… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000074

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@article{Medlock2011ImprovedCI, title={Improved communication in post-ICU care by improving writing of ICU discharge letters: a longitudinal before-after study.}, author={Stephanie Medlock and Saeid Eslami and Marjan Askari and Erik Jan van Lieshout and Dave Dongelmans and Ameen Abu-Hanna}, journal={BMJ quality & safety}, year={2011}, volume={20 11}, pages={967-73} }