Improving Hospital Transfers: A Step Toward Equitable, Patient-Centered Acute Care
Discuss emergency department (ED) transfers, including the importance of timely transfers, where patients transferred from the ED are more likely to initially present, and how transferred patients are considered in hospital quality metrics. Identifies three ways to incentivize hospital coordination to improve patient-centered care for transfer patients.
Health Affairs Forefront
Emergency department and urgent care services · Health insurance · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Legislation and regulations