Post Hospital Communication between Health Professionals
Sultan Saed Alharthi
The aim of this paper is to review the available research studies on the subject of interprofessional communication between health providers post hospitalization. The Australian healthcare system faces numerous challenges in form of difficulties that patients face in accessing post-hospital care and inefficient communication amongst healthcare professionals is one of them. For this paper, specific search terms were used in the Google Scholar search engine and the results were shortlisted according to the year of publication. From the review of the available studies on the subject, it was highlighted that efficient and effective communication between healthcare providers was crucial for the safety and health of post hospital patients. Various authors have talked about how communication and collaboration between various healthcare providers post hospital are important. Inefficiencies in written communication between healthcare providers have been listed by authors. Researchers have also talked about the importance of timeliness of communication between healthcare providers in a post hospital setting. It was also found that lack of centralization of healthcare delivery systems also results in failure of communication between healthcare professionals, especially in a post hospital setting.