Engaging Family Caregivers as Partners in Transitions

TC-QuIC: A Quality Improvement Collaborative

Author/Editor: Carol Levine, Deborah E. Halper, Jennifer L. Rutberg, and David A. Gould


Read the related press release.

This report highlights a three-year initiative—Transitions in Care–Quality Improvement Collaborative, or TC-QuIC—involving 45 health care provider teams engaging and supporting family caregivers as a core strategy for improving patient transitions from one care setting to another. More than 200 team members from the participating providers—hospitals, home care agencies, nursing home rehab programs, and hospices—worked together to develop and test changes that went beyond a sole focus on the patient to look at family caregiver strengths, needs, and limitations in the transition process. The report details what participants did, what they learned in the process, and the impact of their efforts.

A six-page report summary is also available below.

Copyright: 2013
Published: 05.14.2013




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