Gap Analysis

Safe transitions are dependent on structures and processes which have been identified as the safe components and actions. Implementation of the safe transitions program should start with a gap analysis to examine how your organization is currently performing. The gap analysis provides insight into the needs for improvement toward safe transitions of care.

Tools and Resources

Safe Transitions of Care Toolkit. This toolkit developed by the Minnesota Hospital Association contains resources on:

Safe Transitions of Care template form
Safe Transition of Care core element crosswalk
Sample transition/discharge checklists
Sample policies
Staff education
Patient education and resources
Audit tools

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