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Educational intervention with and without individualized feedback improved quality of interns’ discharge summaries
Myers, JS. Are Discharge Summaries Teachable? The Effects of a Discharge Summary Curriculum on the Quality of Discharge Summaries in an Internal Medicine Residency Program. Academic Medicine 2006;81:10. pp S5-S8.
Mandate that all hospitalists dictate summary on day of discharge
Educational Intervention for Internal Medicine Residents
Reviewed the literature on discharge summary quality
Reviewed the essential elements of discharge summaries
Offered strategies for dictating clear, succinct, and comprehensive summaries
Pocket cards with instructions for dictating quality discharge summary
Timeliness Results Mallin E, O’Malley C, Gerkin R. Improving timeliness without compromising quality: Discharge summaries dictated by Internal Medicine residents. J Hosp Med. 2010;5(3)(suppl 2):S49.
Moore, C., McGinn, T., and Halm, E. (2007, June). "Tying up loose ends: Discharging patients with unresolved medical issues." Archives of Internal Medicine 167, pp. 1305-1311.
Greenwald, J.L., Denham, C.R., and Jack, B.W. (2007, June). "The hospital discharge: A review of a high risk care transition with highlights of a reengineered discharge process." Journal of Patient Safety 3(2), pp. 97-106.