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Previously, same-day surgical discharge instructions were handwritten by residents on generic fill-in-the-blank forms leading to inconsistent discharge instructions. Residents started an initiative to create these standardized discharge instructions. These instructions were designed to improve documentation for post-operative instructions as well as enhance overall patient safety in an attempt to eliminate miscommunications with patients.
quality improvement, discharge instructions, chart review
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Hodge, MD, Caitlin; Lam, MD, QuyngDiem; Mejia, MD, Luis A.; Kirton, MD, FACS, MCCM, FCCP, MBA, Orlando C.; Josloff, MD, Robert; and Noonan, MD, Kristin, "Implementation of Standardized Discharge Instructions" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference. Poster 149.