Individuals in long term care settings are often transferred from one care setting, level of care or care team to another. Communication inefficiencies in nursing home to hospital and hospital to nursing home transitions are prevalent and can put patients at risk if medications and medical history are not shared between providers.
Miscommunication or poor communication doesn't just happen between disparate facilities. It happens right within a facility's four walls. Studies conducted by the OIG revealed that one-third of skilled nursing and rehab facility patients were harmed in treatment.
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