Care Transitions: Coordinating a Smooth Move Between Care Sites

Proper management of transitions in care the handover of an individual's care from one health setting to another has the potential to dramatically hasten that person's return to health, as well as reduce the likelihood of a return ER visit or rehospitalization.

This infographic on care transitions illustrates the proper handling of care transitions, including transition trouble spots, red flags for care management, favored models of care, coordinators of care transitions, transition program components and barriers, and what's working in current programs.

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More information on this topic can be found in 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management. This third comprehensive collection of data points presents actionable new data on key transitions addressed, targeted health conditions and populations, care transition models in use, program components, responsibility for care transition coordination, transition team training, challenges, results, ROI, and much, much more. The data are supplemented with more than 50 easy-to-follow graphs and tables.