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A call to bridge across silos during care transitions.

Sheikh F, Gathecha E, Bellantoni M, et al. A Call to Bridge Across Silos during Care Transitions. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(5):270-278. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.10.006.

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May 30, 2018
Sheikh F, Gathecha E, Bellantoni M, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(5):270-278.

Patient transfers are vulnerable to missteps that can adversely affect patient care. This commentary draws from core elements of four care transitions improvement models for older patients to suggest an innovative approach that focuses on communication between providers, goals-of-care discussions, coordination of care plans, medication reconciliation, high-quality discharge summaries, and patient-centered instructions.

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Sheikh F, Gathecha E, Bellantoni M, et al. A Call to Bridge Across Silos during Care Transitions. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(5):270-278. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.10.006.

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