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Discharge Summaries in the Emergency Department

February 22, 2021

Discharge Summaries – How are we doing?

The timely and and accurate completion of a patients discharge summary, connects the care we provide back to the patients clinical and social support network.

Graphs 1 to 3  – Discharge Summary – completion rates – Western Health Emergency Departments.


Like or Dislike?

What we like:
  • The consistency in our performance in 2020.
  • The improvement that occurred in 2020 when comparing our overall performance to 2019.
What we would like to see improve:
  • Continued increase in compliance at Williamstown ED.
  • Compliance rates above 80% at all three sites