About the project
Care transitions between hospital and community health care systems are vulnerable stages in the patient pathway. Patients’ needs for coordinated services is one of the major challenges pointed out in the Norwegian coordination reform. Research highlights delayed or incomplete information, challenges related to coordination, communication failures and lack of knowledge sharing between primary and secondary health care systems as threats to patient safety. The study takes as its focus knowledge sharing between hospital and community health care systems for the fragile elderly patient.
Research methods used involve participant observation, interviewing and document analysis. The study aims to inform practice and provide implications for future quality improvement.
Master in Health Care Services for the Elderly
Learning in professional education and practice