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Improve Patient Care upon Hospital Discharge and Patient Safety during Transfers
In today's fragmented health care system, there is a lack of coordination and continuity of care when patients transition from hospital to home or to another health care institution. The featured innovations describe programs designed to improve patient care upon hospital discharge and patient safety during intra-hospital transfers.
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 Pediatric Early Warning (PEW) Score System
Developed by Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton

 Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle
Developed by Associates in Process Improvement

 The Transforming Care at the Bedside Toolkit
Developed by Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation