EM1601C "Transitions of Care: The Missing Links" (IM GR-010816)

This presentation aims to shine the spotlight on one of the most serious shortcomings in the present US healthcare system which severely impacts patient safety and quality of care, the factors influencing this critical phase in the management of our patients and highlight some of the efforts being made to address this issue.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to

  • Recognize the impact of failed transitions of care on the patient and the healthcare facility.
  • Understand factors contributing to failed transitions.
  • Familiarize the audience with some of the national initiatives on improving transitions of care and the models developed to address this.
  • Understand best practices to help improve transitions of care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Abey Thomas, M.D.Abey Thomas, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine at University Hospitals

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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