Interhospital Transfers: The Need for Standards

Journal of Hospital Medicine | January 28, 2015

By Kiran Gupta and Stephanie K. Mueller

Today, the process of interhospital transfers varies tremendously across US hospitals, differences that may have significant implications for both cost and patient safety outcomes Standardization of interhospital transfers, including patient selection and information exchange between transferring and accepting providers/institutions, is imperative to improve the quality and safety of this process.