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Lindquist LA, Miller RK, Saltsman WS
SGIM-AMDA-AGS consensus best practice recommendations for transitioning patients' healthcare from skilled nursing facilities to the community.
The authors assembled a cross-cutting team of experts representing primary care physicians (PCPs), home care physicians, physicians who see patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF physicians), skilled nursing facility medical directors, human factors engineers, transitional care researchers, geriatricians, internists, family practitioners, and three major organizations: AMDA, SGIM, and AGS. This team identified issues and developed best practices perceived as feasible for SNF physician and PCP practices to accomplish.
Citation: Lindquist LA, Miller RK, Saltsman WS . SGIM-AMDA-AGS consensus best practice recommendations for transitioning patients' healthcare from skilled nursing facilities to the community. J Gen Intern Med 2017 Feb;32(2):199-203. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3850-8.
Keywords: Quality of Care, Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, Primary Care, Transitions of Care