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Eugene Litvak, PhD, and Sarah A. Bernheim; November 2011
Following hospitalization for suicidality, a woman was discharged to the care of her outpatient psychiatrist, a senior resident who was about to graduate. At her last visit in June before the year-end transfer, the patient was unable to schedule a follow-up visit because the new residents' schedules were not yet in the system. The delay in care had deadly consequences.
Journal Article > Study
Feldman PH, Bridges J, Peng T. Med Care. 2007;45:553-561.
The investigators examined the role of team variables, such as workload and number of weekend visits, as possible contributors to adverse events in home health care.