Information Transfer at Hospital Discharge: A Systematic Review.

  title={Information Transfer at Hospital Discharge: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Sharma B Kattel and Dennis Michael Manning and Patricia J. Erwin and Harrison Wood and Deanne T. Kashiwagi and Mohammad Hassan Murad},
  journal={Journal of patient safety},
BACKGROUND Prompt, complete, and accurate information transfer at the time of discharge between hospital-based and primary care providers (PCPs) is needed for the provision of safe and effective care. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To evaluate timeliness, quality, and interventions to improve timeliness and quality of hospital discharge summaries. DATA SOURCES PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, and Scopus database published in English between January 2007 and February 2014 were searched… CONTINUE READING
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