Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Patient Safety - Handover of care between primary and acute care (APHCRI)
These care transitions are also therefore a source of preventable additional health care expenditure, due to factors such as preventable hospital readmissions and redundant tests. The Integrated Care Working Group (ICWG) of the National Lead Clinicians Group (LCG) commissioned the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) to undertake a review of evidence and policy around patients' transitions between the primary and acute sectors.
Patient Safety - handover of care between primary and acute care examines clinical and non-clinical issues, cost saving opportunities and experiences both in Australia and overseas.