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June 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:75-78 doi:http://doi.org/10.5837/bjc.2017.015

Improving the quality of heart failure discharge summaries

Neil Bodagh, Fahad Farooqi

Abstract

Introduction Hospital doctors have a professional responsibility to complete an accurate and comprehensive discharge summary with relevant clinical details. It is fundamental that any healthcare professional supporting the aftercare of a heart failure patient is briefed on the diagnosis, clinical progress, treatment and follow-up arrangements following hospitalisation. The purpose of a discharge summary is to share important clinical information about a patient’s hospital episode with their GP and other healthcare professionals responsible for providing continuing care. However, discharge summaries often fail to communicate effectively.1 In

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