Charting A Course For High Quality Care Transitions

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Transitional care is crucial to older adults with complex care needs who are moving between different locations or different levels of care. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions addresses this problem by providing leading experts and leaders in the field discussing practical strategies that ensure care quality and safety for transitioning vulnerable older adults. This helpful resource comprehensively discusses current research, quality improvement, risk targeting, risk identification, patterns of care, care coordination, and performance assessment. This informative text is extensively referenced and contains numerous tables to clarify and illustrate important data.

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Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Divisions of Health Care Policy and Research and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. As a board-certified geriatrician, Dr. Coleman maintains direct patient care responsibility for older adults in ambulatory, acute, and subacute care settings. Dr. Coleman’s research focuses on enhancing the role of patients and caregivers in improving the quality of their care transitions across acute and post-acute settings; measuring the quality of care transitions from the perspective of patients and caregivers; implementing system-level practice improvement interventions; and using health information technology to promote safe and effective care transitions.

 

 

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A TIMELY SURVEY REFLECTING SOME OF THE BEST THINKING IN THIS RAPIDLY EMERGING AREA. An informative discussion of definitions and terminology will help readers appreciate the distinctions among the many and varied approaches being tested to meet the transitions problem. Several chapters deal with special populations such as those with cognitive impairment or those who live in residential care settings. Others address predictors of failed care transitions and measurement of the quality of transitions. The textbook of care transitions cannot yet be written, but this volume PROVIDES A RICH SAMPLING OF THE CURRENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE, including its large gaps. . . . USEFUL to case managers and discharge planners, to those interested in quality improvement and program design, and to researchers and policy analysts. -- Alan Lazaroff, MD, President, Geriatric Medicine Associates, Denver, Colorado

AN EXCELLENT COMPENDIUM OF MAJOR WORK focused on improving care transitions for patients moving from one care setting to another. Whether you are a service provider, researcher or policy maker, you will find in this collection VALUABLE INSIGHTS DRAWN FROM LEADING AUTHORS IN THE CARE TRANSITIONS FIELD. The articles span hospital, home health, and nursing home settings, addressing assessment tools, care models, and performance measures. After reading it, I felt I had been given a whirlwind tour of the care transitions arena. The bibliographies alone are a rich resource! Given the current emphasis throughout care settings on reducing acute care readmissions, Dr. Coleman's monograph makes a significant contribution. -- Joanne Handy, RN, MS, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Boston and Affiliates

Addresses the challenges, potential solutions, and requirements for a systemic approach to improve quality for patients experiencing transitions in care. . . . Health care professionals, health system administrators, and health plan executives will find USEFUL INFORMATION in the book. -- Judith S. Black, MD, MHA, Medical Director of Senior Products, Highmark, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield association

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