Deconstructing Quality in Care Transitions
In this final chapter, Waring and Aase draw together the cross-cutting and overarching themes developed through the preceding chapters and offer a broad impression of the current state of knowledge on quality in care transitions (Q-CAT), as well as suggestions for future research. The collection of chapters, drawn from research studies from around the world (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK), attests to the view that the quality and safety of care transitions is a common issue and policy priority. Although each nation’s healthcare system will face subtly different issues as a consequence of their particular funding, commissioning and organisational arrangements, this collection suggests that the problems of Q-CAT go beyond national or local considerations.
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