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Emergency Transfers of the Elderly from Nursing Facilities to Critical Access Hospitals: Opportunities for Improving Patient Safety and Quality

Description
Examines the evidence and best practices to improve the nursing facility-to-hospital transition of care. Provides tools to improve communication between patients, nursing facilities, and hospitals. Includes recommendations for the role of state Flex Programs in the transition of care process.
Author(s)
Karen B. Pearson, Andrew F. Coburn
Date
01/2013
Type
Document
Organization
Flex Monitoring Team
Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency medical services · Healthcare quality · Long-term care