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Table 3 Quality of AKI Communication at Hospital Discharge (10 quality elements)

From: Hospital discharge communications during care transitions for patients with acute kidney injury: a cross-sectional study

  Type of communication N (%)
Element Discharge summary Patient discharge instructions
Description of AKI event
1) Documentation of occurrence of AKI 33 (44) 10 (13)
2) Identification of the cause of AKI 32 (43) 1 (1)
3) Description of the course of AKI during the hospitalization 23 (31)  
Follow-up care plan
1) Recommendations for follow-up appointments or scheduled follow-up appointments 60 (80) 67 (89)
2) Recommendations for treatment and/or observation specific to the occurrence of AKI 11 (15) 6 (8)
3) Identification of an ambulatory health care provider to receive the discharge summary via fax, electronic communication, or mail. 58 (77)