What Are the Top Components of a Discharge Summary?

Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
February 10, 2016 Vol. VI Issue 6

What Are the Top Components
of a Discharge Summary?

What Are the Top Components of a Discharge Summary? A patientís discharge summary to the next site of care is a critical element in improving transitions of care. With CMS' proposed discharge planning requirements, we can expect an increased focus this year on discharge planning. The 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management explores the top components of a discharge summary with the diagnosis the leading component, followed by a medication list and follow-up instructions. The survey also identified five other common components of a discharge summary.

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2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management, HIN's fourth annual analysis of these cross-continuum initiatives, examines programs, models, protocols and results associated with movement of patients from one care site to another, including the impact of care transitions management on quality metrics and the delivery of value-based care.

With a special focus on the patient discharge process and follow-up, this 50-page report is based on responses from 116 healthcare companies to HIN's fourth e-survey on Managing Care Transitions conducted in February 2015.

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This chart is sponsored by: Medication Management: Using Clinical Pharmacists To Complete Comprehensive Drug Therapy Management Post Discharge in High-Risk Patients, an archived February 3 webinar.

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