Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions
Learn how to ensure quality and safety for vulnerable older adults
Transitional care is crucial to older adults with complex care needs who are moving between different locations or different levels of care. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions addresses this problem by providing leading experts and leaders in the field discussing practical strategies that ensure care quality and safety for transitioning vulnerable older adults. This helpful resource comprehensively discusses current research, quality improvement, risk targeting, risk identification, patterns of care, care coordination, and performance assessment.
Lowering the inherent risks for adverse events when moving patients can be challenging. Numerous unforeseen variables such as possible mismanagement of medication or staff shortages can often jeopardize patient safety. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions offers practical approaches to address several of the main challenges encountered by health professionals. This book focuses on various ways to provide the highest quality patient-centered care through advancements in research, practice, and data measurement. This informative text is extensively referenced and contains numerous tables to clarify and illustrate important data.
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Clarifying Concepts and Terms from the Hospital Perspective
Development and Testing of an Analytic Model to Identify Home Healthcare Patients at Risk for a Hospitalization Within the First 60 Days of Care
Rehospitalization in Patients with Complicated Transitionsin the First Thirty Days After Hospital Discharge for Acute Stroke
Care Coordination for Cognitively Impaired Older Adults and Their Caregivers
Opportunities to Improve Quality of Transitional Care in the Elderly
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