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Handover: An Experimentation in the Territory Hospital Transition

  • Mario D’Amico
  • Maria Maddalena Freddi
  • Amedeo Baldi
  • Chiara Lorenzini
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 818)

Abstract

Handover is considered one of the most delicate moments of medical activity as it requires the utmost attention, in fact there has been an increase in adverse events that have occurred with regard to taking care of the patient. The purpose of the drafting and implementation of the good practice is to start a standardization process to ensure the flow of a minimum set of information necessary for the professionals who are called to assist the patient.

The study that we have set ourselves in this experimentation is to verify the correct passage of information from a hospital ward to an intermediate territorial structure. The aim is to draft a standard passage document containing all the necessary clinical information so that local health workers can manage the patient in an appropriate manner.

As we shared the document necessary for a correct transition, the expected results are that for each patient who accesses the intermediate care places, the document containing the clinical information necessary for a patient’s arrival arrives in the accepting structure, correct allocation and care management

Keywords

Internal medicine Intermediate care 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario D’Amico
    • 1
  • Maria Maddalena Freddi
    • 1
  • Amedeo Baldi
    • 2
  • Chiara Lorenzini
    • 2
  1. 1.U.O.S. Clinical Risk North Area ASL Tuscany North WestTuscanyItaly
  2. 2.U.F. Lunigiana Community Health Activities ASL Tuscany North WestTuscanyItaly

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