General Practice/hospitals transfer of care arrangements 2018
Appropriate and effective transfer of care arrangements between GPs and hospitals provide substantial benefits. When appropriate and effective transfer of care practices are put in place and followed, not only are hospital readmissions reduced and adverse events minimised, overall the patient, their families, the doctors and other health practitioners involved in providing care have a much more satisfactory and positive experience.
This General practice/hospitals transfer of care arrangements 2018 position statement outlines requirements for appropriate and effective transfer of care arrangements. The principles outlined for GPs and hospitals are applicable to other areas of the health system including rehabilitation, residential aged care and community care.