Strategies for Seamless Patient Care Transitions
Transitions of care refers to patients being moved between different caretakers, clinicians, or facilities as their condition or needs change.1 Formal training in communication during patient transferrals has not been standard practice,2 even though human medicine studies have shown poor communication is the leading cause of inaccuracies, which in turn have led to twice as many deaths as clinical errors.1,2
Developing strategies to prevent miscommunication during patient transitions is clearly essential to help prevent medical errors.
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