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Emergency Department Transitions of Care - A Quality Measurement Framework Final Report 

Date of Publication:
AUG 2017
Associated Project:
Emergency Department Quality of Transitions of Care
Emergency department (ED) visits are often critical inflection points in a patient’s health trajectory, making management and information transfers a vital component of quality and outcomes. Consequently, bidirectional information flows require attention as patients transfer from outpatient providers to EDs; EDs to outpatient providers; within EDs and hospitals; and between EDs and other settings. Improving the management of transitions of care has the potential to improve person-centered care, increase value, and reduce costs. The Emergency Department Transitions of Care: A Quality Measurement Framework includes priority measures and measure concepts and a set of guiding recommendations to help promote improvement in the management of transitions of care.