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Facilitators and barriers of care transitions - comparing the perspectives of hospital and community healthcare staff.

Carman EM, Fray M, Waterson P. Facilitators and barriers of care transitions - Comparing the perspectives of hospital and community healthcare staff. Appl Ergon. 2021;93:103339. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103339.

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June 16, 2021
Carman E-M, Fray M, Waterson P. Appl Ergon. 2021;93:103339.

This study analyzed incident reports, discharge planning meetings, and focus groups with hospital and community healthcare staff to identify barriers and facilitators to safe transitions from hospital to community. Barriers included discharge tasks not being complete, missing or inaccurate information, and limited staff capacity. Facilitators include  improved staff capacity and good communication between hospital staff, community healthcare staff, and family members. The authors recommend that hospital and community healthcare staff perspectives be taken into account when designing safe discharge policies.

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Carman EM, Fray M, Waterson P. Facilitators and barriers of care transitions - Comparing the perspectives of hospital and community healthcare staff. Appl Ergon. 2021;93:103339. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103339.