Patient Safety Tool: Transitions of Care Checklist


The National Transitions of Care Coalition Advisory Task Force has published a free, downloadable transitions of care checklist.


This checklist provides a detailed description of effective patient transfer between practice settings. This process can help to ensure that patients and their critical medical information are transferred in a safe, timely and efficient manner.


Download the NTOCC's transitions of care checklist (pdf) for adaptation and use in your facility.


Note: View our database providing more than 100 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.


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