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Improving Care Transitions Between the Nursing Facility and the Acute-Care Hospital
This white paper was released by American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) to discuss the efficient processes for transferring patients from an acute-care hospital (ACH) to skilled nursing facility / nursing facility (SNF / NF) and vice versa.
It recommends and explains the key elements to ensure a smooth transition process through patient-centred care, communication and safety.
This white paper aims to guide policies and procedures that improve communication and support safe, patient-centred care as patients and families transition between sites of care.