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A randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic discharge communication tool for preventing death or hospital readmission.

Santana MJ, Holroyd-Leduc J, Southern DA, et al. A randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic discharge communication tool for preventing death or hospital readmission. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(12):993-1003. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006635.

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December 6, 2017
Santana MJ, Holroyd-Leduc J, Southern DA, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:993-1003.

Preventing adverse events after hospital discharge remains a top patient safety priority. In this randomized controlled trial, researchers found that the implementation of an electronic discharge communication tool did not significantly reduce death or readmission within 90 days of discharge.

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Santana MJ, Holroyd-Leduc J, Southern DA, et al. A randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic discharge communication tool for preventing death or hospital readmission. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(12):993-1003. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006635.