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Errors in antibiotic transitions between hospital and nursing home: How often do they occur?

  • Author(s): Dickinson, Drew T
  • Rashid, Syma
  • Weiland, Anastasiia
  • Tjoa, Thomas
  • Kim, Diane S
  • Huang, Susan S
  • et al.
Abstract

We performed systematic review on 40 paired hospital and nursing home charts from a clinical trial to evaluate the fidelity of transitions of care among those discharged on antibiotics. We found that 30% of transitions included an inappropriate change to the patient's antibiotic plan of care.

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