This checklist has been created as an auditing tool to assess the quality of an e-discharge summary. The tool forms part of a learning resource designed to support people who are new to writing discharge summaries.
As well as assessing the quality of an e-discharge summary, completion of the checklist aims to help the user to learn what makes an e-discharge summary most useful and effective, as a critical transfer-of-care document for a patient throughout their journey between health and care services.
Some questions in this checklist may be difficult to ascertain but may serve as a prompt to recognise points of importance or ideal working practices for the discharge summary.
The checklist has been informed by the PRSB E-discharge summary
standard and through a consultation process with representative recipients of e-discharge summaries.
Please note: do not provide any patient identifiable data within this checklist
This work has been led by the Health Informatics Unit at the Royal College of Physicians.
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