8 Step Change Process for Improving Transitions of Care
Improving the coordination among the various settings and care providers along the healthcare continuum can improve patient safety, quality of care, and health outcomes while avoiding significant costs, minimizing inappropriate readmissions, and reducing patient and family frustration, emotional distress and dissatisfaction. By definition, transitions of care involve multiple settings or providers of care. Therefore, collaboration across these care settings is essential. This tool lays out a step-by-step process for partnering across the continuum to improve transitions.