Patient 'passports' intended to improve communication during hospital stays

In an attempt to eliminate common--and often costly--miscommunications between patients and providers, some hospitals issue patients with "passports" for the duration of their stays, the Wall Street Journal reports. These documents include the patient's most vital medical information, treatment preferences and potential obstacles after discharge. The passports are based on similar documents developed for pediatric patients at a Los Angeles Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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