Improving patient discharge summary communication
Transitions from one care setting to another represent a high risk point for patient management error. Patient discharge summaries are crucial to ensure safe and effective handover for postoperative surgical instructions and plans. Currently, a postal discharge summary service exists for the majority of Irish hospital discharge communication. However, accurate and timely provision of discharge summaries has the potential to optimise patient care, reduce post-operative complications and error, and improve patient follow-up.
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Published CitationHurley CM, McInerney N. Improving patient discharge summary communication. Ir Med J. 2022;115(1):531
Publication DateJanuary 2022
PublisherIrish Medical Association
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