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Design of an orthopaedic-specific discharge summary

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2016
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Title
Design of an orthopaedic-specific discharge summary
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1783-x
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Authors

Christine Soong, Bochra Kurabi, Kathleen Exconde, Faiqa Tajammal, Chaim M. Bell

Abstract

Patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures experience major changes in function and daily routines upon their return home. Discharge summaries are an important communication tool that may play a role in optimizing a safe transition from hospital. Current care gaps and key elements of an ideal discharge summary specific for orthopaedic population are unknown. We sought to identify the challenges of current orthopaedic discharge summaries and to determine key elements of an ideal document. Qualitative study survey using semi-structured interviews with a sample of 17 patients and clinicians representing diverse professions, backgrounds, and practice settings. We used the constant comparative method of qualitative analysis to define the experiences and perceptions of quality gaps and strategies to improve orthopaedic-specific discharge summaries. We identified 3 major themes describing factors perceived to be limiting the quality of current discharge summaries: 1) physician-centric documentation and the absence of a comprehensive, inter-professional perspective; 2) access to resources and health informatics; and 3) process variations in document creation and dissemination. Clinicians and patients identified several factors limiting the quality of discharge summaries among orthopaedic inpatients. Incorporating these elements could improve hospital transitions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 6 26%
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Other 3 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Other 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 7 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 17%
Computer Science 2 9%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Other 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 October 2016.
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#4,580,065
of 8,554,039 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,159
of 3,163 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#137,990
of 250,229 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#97
of 133 outputs
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