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Journal Article
Study

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

O'Leary KJ, Liebovitz DM, Feinglass J, et al. Journal of hospital medicine. 2009;4:219-25.

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.