Tool 1: Overview

Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit

References

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Page last reviewed March 2013
Internet Citation: Tool 1: Overview: Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit. March 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/toolkit/redtool1ref.html