Farnborough, UK; Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch; May 26, 2022.
Grimm CA. Washington DC: Office of the Inspector General; May 2022. Report no. OEI-06-18-00400.
Geneva, Switzerland; World Health Organization; May 5, 2022.
Molefe A, Hung L, Hayes K, et al. Rockville MD: Agency for healthcare Research and Quality; 2022. AHRQ Publication No. 17(22)-0019.
Post-acute transitions – which involve patients being discharged from the hospital to home-based or community care environments – are associated with patient safety risks, often due to poor communication and fragmented care. This primer outlines the main types of home-based care services and formal home-based care programs and how these services can increase patient safety and improve health outcomes.