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Transitions of Care Consensus Policy Statement American College of Physicians-Society of General Internal Medicine-Society of Hospital Medicine-American Geriatrics Society-American College of Emergency Physicians-Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.
Snow V, Beck D, Budnitz T, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:971-976.
This policy statement describes ten principles developed to address quality gaps in transitions of care between inpatient and outpatient settings. Recommendations include coordinating clinicians, having a transition record, standardizing communication formats, and using evidence-based metrics to monitor outcomes.
Journal Article > Study
Preliminary assessment of pediatric health care quality and patient safety in the United States using readily available administrative data.
McDonald KM, Davies SM, Haberland CA, et al. Pediatrics. 2008;122:e416-e425.
This article discusses the development of indicators to monitor the quality of care for hospitalized children, based on AHRQ's Quality Indicators for adult hospitals.