This toolkit presents a children's health care quality measure from the AHRQ-CMS Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP). The measure has been developed by PQMP Centers of Excellence (COE) grantee, the Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement Project (P-HIP), under the direction of Rita Mangione-Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
The Hospital-to-Home Transitions toolkit uses measures that were developed around family and caregiver discharge information in the healthcare setting. The toolkit seeks to assist users to improve overall performance on hospital-to-home transitions, by enhancing the quality of the written discharge instructions provided to families and caregivers.
This toolkit includes materials to support users in:
- Improving quality of medical documentation at discharge.
- Providing additional content in discharge information for families and caregivers.
- Monitoring level and quality of care coordination for transitions between sites of care.
The intended audiences for this toolkit include providers, hospitals, and medical staff who are involved in discharge documentation for pediatric patients.
This toolkit is organized into five sections: