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Journal Article

Learning from lawsuits: using malpractice claims data to develop care transitions planning tools.

Arbaje AI, Werner NE, Kasda EM, et al. Journal of Patient Safety. 2016;16.

Patients are at risk for adverse events after they transition from hospital to home. This study used review of malpractice claims and stakeholder focus groups to inform planning tools for postdischarge care transitions. Pilot testing of the tools demonstrated acceptability and feasibility for patients and providers. These results suggest that malpractice data can inform safety improvement approaches.