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Evidence to Improve Care

Transitions in care: Project Update


Patients and caregivers tell us that the journey home after hospital admission is tough. Poor transitions increase the risk of complications.

Together with Dr. Tara Kiran at St. Michael’s Hospital, we connected with 1,000+ patients and caregivers about their experience transitioning from hospital to home. Their feedback will inform health care quality initiatives across Ontario about how to better support patients as they recover at home after a hospital stay. Capturing patient and caregiver experiences is crucial to this project. For phase one, we’ve distilled their stories and ideas into a report to be shared with all involved.


Read The Report


Phase two of this project involves analyzing the results of a survey where patients, caregivers and members of the public were asked to rank the areas that are most important for the health system to address. We look forward to sharing the results of our phase two work soon.


For more information, contact Transitions@HQOntario.ca.

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