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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Most dangerous time at the hospital? It may be when you leave.

Khullar D.

Preventing readmissions after hospital discharge is a national policy priority. This newspaper article discusses how poor communication between hospital-based and outpatient physicians, lack of involvement of the frontline care team in the discharge process, and production pressures can diminish the safety of discharge. The piece also describes strategies to enhance transitions and reduce readmission rates.