A step-by-step guide on how to download the Excel-based data collection tool, enter data, and run reports to calculate your measures along with a guided overview of how to abstract the EDTC measure using the Data Specifications Manual.
|EDTC FAQ||July 2020||Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) Frequently Asked Questions|
|EDTC Final Summary Report||July 2014||As part of this one-year special innovation project through the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program, just over 100 critical access hospitals (CAH) in eight states worked to improve transitions of care during emergency department (ED) transfers. Participating CAHs collected and submitted the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measures, and were encouraged to develop and implement improvement action plans based on their results.|
|EDTC Data Specifications Manual||October 2019||The ED Transfer Communication measure aims to provide a means of assessing how well key patient information is communicated from an ED to any healthcare facility. They apply to patients with a wide range of medical conditions (e.g., acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory compromise, and trauma) and are relevant for both internal quality improvement purposes and external reporting.|