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Journal Article > Review
Coordinating care across diseases, settings, and clinicians: a key role for the generalist in practice.
Stille CJ, Jerant A, Bell D, Meltzer D, Elmore JG. Ann Intern Med. 2005;142:700-708.
This review examines the literature on coordination of care and its effectiveness to better understand how a generalist operates in an increasingly complex health care delivery system. The authors present six key recommendations. These include the need for greater evidence to substantiate the value of care coordination in improving health outcomes; a belief that a generalist's practice represents an effective hub for coordinating care in most patients; and that improved communication and coordination among generalists, specialists, patients, and their family members must be fostered. The authors advocate for greater emphasis on teamwork, increased education about effective communication and collaboration skills, and wider adoption and application of medical informatics.
Inspiring Ideas and Celebrating Successes: A Guidebook to Leading Patient Safety Practices in Ontario Hospitals.
OHA Patient Safety Support Service. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Hospital Association; 2006.
This report shares successful patient safety strategies employed in Ontario hospitals to address medication safety, patient incident management, infection issues, and administrative process improvements.
Journal Article > Study
Design and implementation of an application and associated services to support interdisciplinary medication reconciliation efforts at an integrated healthcare delivery network.
Poon EG, Blumenfeld B, Hamann C, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006;13:581-592.
Prior studies have documented that medication errors frequently occur at times of transitions in care such as hospital admission and discharge. Hospitals are now required to have a system for medication reconciliation as a means of averting such errors. This article describes the development, pilot testing, and implementation of a medication reconciliation application within the electronic medical record (EMR) of an integrated health care network. At the time of hospital admission, the system integrates data from the outpatient and inpatient EMR to formulate an accurate medication list, which is used as the basis for medication reconciliation.
Journal Article > Commentary
Transition of care for hospitalized elderly patients—development of a discharge checklist for hospitalists.
The authors describe their experience in developing a discharge checklist to standardize the process at their hospital and provide a model that can be refined for use in other facilities.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Gleason KM, Brake H, Agramonte V, Perfetti C. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Revised August 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-0059.
Journal Article > Study
Engaging residents and fellows to improve institution-wide quality: the first six years of a novel financial incentive program.
Vidyarthi AR, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. Acad Med. 2014;89:460-468.
This retrospective study found that providing resident and fellow physicians with a financial incentive to meet inpatient quality improvement goals led to enhanced patient safety processes, such as hospital-to-home transitions and timely completion of discharge summaries. These findings highlight a need for broader implementation of trainee incentives as part of quality improvement.