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Engaging patients and informal caregivers to improve safety and facilitate person- and family-centered care during transitions from hospital to home; a qualitative descriptive study.

Backman C, Cho-Young D. Patient preference and adherence. 2019;13:617-626.

Hospital discharge is a complex process that requires patient and caregiver engagement in order to transpire safely. Interviews with members of a Canadian patient safety organization who had recently been discharged from the hospital revealed that they desired better communication as well as more attention to their social determinants of health. A PSNet perspective discussed interventions to improve safety during the transition from hospital to home.