Ineffective handoffs between hospital providers and PCPs lead to patient safety concerns. Current guidelines recommend direct contact for all discharges. However, this high work burden leads to inadequate communication for all patients, even those with high priority. In this study, we incorporate the goals and preferences of PCPs and hospital providers into a quality improvement initiative to improve discharge communication.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Our study will provide methods and useful results for institutions seeking to improve collaboration at discharge between hospital teams and community physicians.


Lindsay Weiss (Presenter)
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Anthony Cooley, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Matt Levy, Children's Health Care of Atlanta
Evan Orenstein, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Nicole Hames, Children's Health Care of Atlanta

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