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In the Community After a Hospital Stay


Innovative Practices

Using the Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework, Health Quality Ontario’s Health Links Clinical Reference Group has endorsed the following innovative practice or practices. Please click on the link(s) below to discover the steps for implementation, and to access resources that Health Links have used to successfully implement these practices.


Ensure Discharge Summary Available Within 48 Hours

Innovative Practice

Innovative Practice Assessment1

Clinical Reference Group Endorsement for Spread

Ensure a discharge summary available within 48 hours.

PROMISING

Provincial spread with reassessment using the Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework1 in one year (Sept 2017).
This should be implemented in conjunction with the innovative practice to schedule a primary care visit before hospital discharge.


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Follow-Up Within 48 Hours of Transition to Home

Innovative Practice

Innovative Practice Assessment1

Clinical Reference Group Endorsement for Spread

Follow-up with patient within 48 hours of transition home.

EMERGING

Provincial spread with reassessment using the Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework1 in one year (Sept 2017).


Document Links:



Designate a Person in the Community to Support Non-Clinical Needs in the Immediate Post-Hospital Period

Innovative Practice

Innovative Practice Assessment 1

Clinical Reference Group Endorsement for Spread

Designate a person in the community to support non clinical needs in the immediate post-hospital period.

EMERGING

Provincial spread with reassessment using the Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework1 in one year (Sept 2017).


Document Links:




1 For more information about the Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework assessments, please go to the following link: http://www.hqontario.ca/Portals/0/documents/qi/health-links/innovative-practices-evaluation-framework-overview-en.pdf

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