January 10, 2018

AHRQ: New toolkit for ambulatory care transitions

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on January 9 announced a new “Safe Transitions Toolkit” for clinical staff working in ambulatory care settings.

The toolkit is designed to help staff actively engage patients and their care partners to prevent errors during care transitions.

The toolkit includes a:

  • Guide with in-depth instruction on how to use the toolkit.
  • Narrated PowerPoint for team training.
  • Pre-intervention assessment to identify safety gaps or areas for improvement.
  • Checklist to prepare patients for new appointments.
  • Tool (appointment aide) for patients to refer to and use at their current appointment and take with them to follow-up appointments.



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