Summary of STARNet: Seamless transitions and (re)admissions network

Katherine A. Auger, Tamara D. Simon, David Cooperberg, James Gay, Dennis Z. Kuo, Michele Saysana, Christopher J. Stille, Erin Stucky Fisher, Sowdhamini Wallace, Jay Berry, Daniel Coghlin, Vishu Jhaveri, Steven Kairys, Tina Logsdon, Ulfat Shaikh, Rajendu Srivastava, Amy J. Starmer, Victoria Wilkins, Mark W. Shen

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The Seamless Transitions and (Re)admissions Network (STARNet) met in December 2012 to synthesize ongoing hospital-to-home transition work, discuss goals, and develop a plan to centralize transition information in the future. STARNet participants consisted of experts in the field of pediatric hospital medicine quality improvement and research, and included physicians and key stakeholders from hospital groups, private payers, as well as representatives from current transition collaboratives. In this report, we (1) review the current knowledge regarding hospital-to-home transitions; (2) outline the challenges of measuring and reducing readmissions; and (3) highlight research gaps and list potential measures for transition quality. STARNet met with the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Quality Improvement Innovation Networks and the Section on Hospital Medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-175
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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