Transitions of care occur when a patient moves from one setting to another. Transitions are when the patient is most at risk for a medical error or injury to occur. To prevent unintended injuries and setbacks there is a focus throughout the healthcare industry to improve processes in identifying patients at risk and implementing strategies to ensure safe transitions of care.
- Communication breakdowns
- Patient and family education breakdowns
- And accountability breakdowns.
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