The Older Persons’ Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study: pilot testing of the transition tracking tool

@inproceedings{Reid2013TheOP,
  title={The Older Persons’ Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study: pilot testing of the transition tracking tool},
  author={Robert Colin Reid and Garnet Edward Cummings and Sarah Lucy Cooper and Stephanie Louise Mannix Abel and Laura Jane Lindsay Bissell and Carole A. Estabrooks and Brian H. Rowe and Adrian S Wagg and Peter George Norton and Mike Ertel and Greta G Cummings},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND OPTIC is a mixed method Partnership for Health System Improvement (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/34348.html) study focused on improving care for nursing home (NH) residents who are transferred to and from emergency departments (EDs) via emergency medical services (EMS). In the pilot study we tested feasibility of concurrently collecting individual resident data during transitions across settings using the Transition Tracking Tool (T3). METHODS The pilot study tracked 54 residents… CONTINUE READING
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