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Neurol Clin Pract. 2016 Apr;6(2):183-189. doi: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000207.

Focusing on transitions of care: A change is here.

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Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco.


Transitions of care have emerged as an important point of vulnerability in the health care system where medical errors and clinical deterioration can occur. Most research in the area has focused on non-neurologically ill patients in the postdischarge transition from the inpatient to outpatient clinical environment in part due to the emergence of hospital readmissions reduction programs. A multidisciplinary strategy that addresses several common opportunities for improvement can mitigate the risk to patients during these periods and can serve as an opportunity for neurologists to take the lead in developing systems-based solutions that can ultimately enhance the quality of care for our patients.

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