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Journal Article

Promoting effective transitions of care at hospital discharge: a review of key issues for hospitalists.

Kripalani S, Jackson AT, Schnipper JL, et al. Journal of hospital medicine. 2007;2:314-23.

This article reviews key challenges in providing safe transitions from hospital to home, including discontinuity between inpatient and outpatient physicians, medication regimen changes, and complicated discharge instructions. The authors also discuss strategies to prevent medical errors in the postdischarge period.