Transitions from hospital to primary care

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Date
2016
Authors
Masters, Stacey Cynthia
Brown, Lynsey
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Primary Health Care Research & Information Service
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Copyright 2016 Primary Health Care Research & Information Service
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Primary Health Care Research & Information Service
Abstract
For older Australians, transitions from hospital to primary care (i.e. general practice, community and/or aged care) are frequently accompanied by discontinuities in medication management, delays in follow‐up care, duplication of tests, adverse events and readmissions to hospital. This RESEARCH ROUNDup describes factors affecting smooth transitions and provides examples of best practice.
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Masters S, Brown L. (2016). Transitions from hospital to primary care. RESEARCH ROUNDup Issue 46. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service.