Transitions of Care Consensus Policy Statement: American College of Physicians, Society of General Internal Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, American Geriatrics Society, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Vincenza Snow, MD; Dennis Beck, MD; Tina Budnitz, MPH; Doriane C. Miller, MD; Jane Potter, MD; Robert L. Wears, MD; Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH; Mark V. Williams, MD


August 13, 2009

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Next Steps for the TOCCC

The TOCCC focuses only on the transitions between the inpatient and outpatient settings and does not address the equally important transitions between many other different care settings, such as the transition from a hospital to a nursing home or rehabilitation facility. The intent of the TOCCC is to provide this document to national measure developers such as the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement and others in order to guide measure development and ultimately lead to improvements in quality and safety in care transitions.


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