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Reaching the summit of discharge summaries: a quality improvement project.

Richmond RT, McFadzean IJ, Vallabhaneni P. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(1):e001142. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001142.  

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March 3, 2021
Richmond RT, McFadzean IJ, Vallabhaneni P. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(1):e001142.

Timely completion of discharge summaries can improve handoffs with outpatient physicians and ensure communication of potential patient safety problems. This quality improvement project used an established change model to improve the rate of discharge summary completed within 24 hours from less than 10%, to 84% within 2 months.

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Richmond RT, McFadzean IJ, Vallabhaneni P. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(1):e001142. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001142.