Journal Article
Study

Creating a better discharge summary: improvement in quality and timeliness using an electronic discharge summary.

O'Leary KJ; Liebovitz SM; Feinglass J; Liss DT; Evans DB; Kulkarni N; Landler MP; Baker DW.

Introduction of an electronic discharge summary was associated with more timely communication with outpatient physicians and improved communication of potential patient safety problems, such as test results that were pending at the time of discharge.