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AMA issues five patient safety guidelines

The American Medical Association issued a report that outlines the five key responsibilities that physicians should adopt when providing care for patients recently discharged from the hospital. The guidelines were developed to improve safety and reduce readmissions, according to the AMA. The five guidelines are as follows:

  1. Assessment of the patient’s health;
  2. Goal-setting to determine desired outcomes;
  3. Supporting self-management to ensure access to resources the patient may need;
  4. Medication management to oversee needed prescriptions;
  5. Care coordination to bring together all members of the healthcare team.

Read more about these guidelines and the AMA’s recommendations for each of them by reading the HealthLeaders Media article.

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Patient Safety Monitor blog.

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Filed Under: nurse education

About the Author: Katrina Gravel is an editor for the Education division of HCPro.

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