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Effective communication with primary care providers.
Pediatr Clin North Am 2014; 61(4):671-9PC

Abstract

Effective communication requires direct interaction between the hospitalist and the primary care provider using a standardized method of information exchange with the opportunity to ask questions and assign accountability for follow-up roles. The discharge summary is part of the process but does not provide the important aspects of handoff, such as closed loop communication and role assignments. Hospital discharge is a significant safety risk for patients, with more than half of discharged patients experiencing at least one error. Hospitalist and primary care providers need to collaborate to develop a standardized system to communicate about shared patients that meets handoff requirements.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Hospitalist Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC 20010, USA. Electronic address: ksmith@childrensnational.org.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25084716

Citation

Smith, Karen. "Effective Communication With Primary Care Providers." Pediatric Clinics of North America, vol. 61, no. 4, 2014, pp. 671-9.
Smith K. Effective communication with primary care providers. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014;61(4):671-9.
Smith, K. (2014). Effective communication with primary care providers. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 61(4), pp. 671-9. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2014.04.004.
Smith K. Effective Communication With Primary Care Providers. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014;61(4):671-9. PubMed PMID: 25084716.
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