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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Hospital discharge: it's one of the most dangerous periods for patients.

Rau J.

Transitions in care between inpatient and outpatient settings are an increasing concern for patient safety. Reporting on a fatal medication error that was missed by a patient's pharmacist and home health nurses, this newspaper article discusses various risks associated with hospital-to-home transitions such as insufficient case management and communication.