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Our goal was to investigate possible ways to improve the transition of care when patients are transferred to Jefferson Center City. As a quaternary care hospital with a large transfer volume, it is especially important to look for ways to optimize this process because it can improve timely patient care, reduce and eliminate unnecessary studies and diagnostic tests and save time and work that could be better spent in other aspects of treating the patient.
quality improvement, patient care, transition of care
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Lyons, MD, Walker; Altshuler, MD, Peter; Hallett, MD, Andrew; Lynch, MD, Lindsay; O'Malley, MD, Tommy; Woodward, MD, Steven; Zalewski, MD, Alicja; and Cowan, MD, Scott, "“Can you send over the imaging?” Analyzing the Patient Transfer Process at TJUH" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 112.