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Table 4 Transitional Care (TC) Strategy Prevalence and Definitionsd

From: Improving evidence-based grouping of transitional care strategies in hospital implementation using statistical tools and expert review

    Patients Exposed
TC Strategy and Definition    n %
1. Plain Language Communication at Hospital    6214 78.3%
• In the hospital, healthcare professionals explained things in a way that you could understand.   
2. Promote Trust at Hospital    5777 72.8%
• In the hospital, healthcare professionals definitely seemed to care about you as a person.
• In the hospital, you definitely trusted healthcare professionals’ judgements about your medical care.
  
3. Helpful Health Care Contact    5505 69.3%
• Since you’ve been home, you have had contact information for a healthcare professional you could reach out to if you had any problems or questions.
• If you tried to contact them, you got help with your problems or questions or you did not try to contact them.
  
4. Plain Language Communication at Home    5209 65.6%
• Since you’ve been home, healthcare professionals definitely explained things to you in a way you could understand.   
5. Promote Trust at Home    4865 61.3%
• Since you’ve been home, healthcare professionals definitely seemed to care about you as a person.
• Since you’ve been home, you definitely trusted healthcare professionals’ judgements about your medical care.
  
6. Symptom Management    3321 41.8%
• Before you left the hospital, you definitely got information about what symptoms to look out for at home.
• Since you’ve been home, healthcare professionals definitely helped you manage any changes or unexpected problems with your care or you’ve had no changes or unexpected problems with your care,
  
a TC strategies measured through the hospital survey
b Strategy was almost universally applied and therefore was not included in the final analytic groups
c Patient exposure to hospital-reported strategies is calculated based on the number of patients discharged from hospitals reporting the TC strategy.
d TC strategies measured through the patient survey