Use of Mobile Applications for Hospital Discharge Letters: Improving Handover at Point of Practice

@article{Maher2013UseOM,
  title={Use of Mobile Applications for Hospital Discharge Letters: Improving Handover at Point of Practice},
  author={Bridget Maher and Hendrik Drachsler and Marco Kalz and Cathal Hoare and Humphrey Sorensen and Leonardo Lezcano and Pat Henn and Marcus Specht},
  journal={IJMBL},
  year={2013},
  volume={5},
  pages={19-42}
}
Handover of patient care is a time of particular risk and it is important that accurate and relevant information is clearly communicated. The hospital discharge letter is an important part of handover. However, the quality of hospital discharge letters is variable and letters frequently omit important information. The Cork Letter-Writing Assessment Scale CLAS checklist is an itemized checklist developed to improve the quality of discharge letters. The CLAS checklist, with an inbuilt scoring… CONTINUE READING

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