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Proposed Emergency Department Outpatient Transfer Measure

Last week, TASC sent out a one page document regarding the proposed Emergency Department Outpatient Transfer Measure (see attachment). We would like to provide some additional information.

The following report released by the Flex Monitoring Team, Rural Hospital Emergency Department Quality Measures: Aggregate Data Report 2008-2009, provides additional detailed information on the measure which assesses the quality of key patient information communicated from an ED to a referral hospital. A link to the full report can be found here: http://flexmonitoring.org/documents/DataSummaryReportNo8_Rural-Hospital-ED-Quality-Measures.pdf.

Please respond to this post with your comments on the proposed measure.

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