Method for improving the quality of discharge summaries written by a general medical team

Patrick Russell, Udul Hewage, Campbell Thompson

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    Abstract

    We developed a writing rubric that assessed the quality of four common errors found in the synopsis of a discharge summary: relevance, accuracy, clarity and presentation (R-A-C-P). We assessed the effect of an intervention that taught the essentials of discharge summary preparation. The intervention reduced the number of inadequate discharge summaries written by medical staff on a busy medical service. Writing the clinical synopsis of a discharge summary is a skill that can be taught quickly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298-301
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternal Medicine Journal
    Volume44
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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