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Reengineering hospital discharge: a protocol to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and boost patient satisfaction.

Clancy CM. Reengineering hospital discharge: a protocol to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and boost patient satisfaction. Am J Med Qual. 2009;24(4):344-6. doi:10.1177/1062860609338131.

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July 1, 2009
Clancy CM. Am J Med Qual. 2009;24(4):344-6.

In this commentary, AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy discusses effective patient discharge as an important factor in patient safety. Specifically, she highlights elements of an AHRQ-funded implementation program for engaging patients along with their clinical team to enable smooth discharge.

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Clancy CM. Reengineering hospital discharge: a protocol to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and boost patient satisfaction. Am J Med Qual. 2009;24(4):344-6. doi:10.1177/1062860609338131.