What constitutes a high quality discharge summary? A comparison between the views of secondary and primary care doctors

Rowan Yemm (Lead Author), Debi Bhattacharya, David Wright, Fiona Poland

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This study aimed to identify any differences in opinion between UK hospital junior doctors and community General Practitioners (GPs) with respect to the ideal content and characteristics of discharge summaries, and to explore junior doctors' training for and awareness of post-discharge requirements of GPs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Education
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • General Practitioners
  • Great Britain
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Humans
  • Patient Discharge Summaries
  • Physicians, Primary Care
  • Pilot Projects
  • Primary Health Care
  • Questionnaires

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