Recent hospital-GP discharge tragedies are just the tip of iceberg


Change is moving at a glacial pace, writes Dr Justin Coleman.

When coroners in two states point their fingers hospital discharge summaries, as happened last week, you just know it's time for another annual round of ‘we’re improving our discharge systems’ claims.

Having lived as a GP through 20 such annual cycles of improvement, it’s no wonder we have reached a point where discharge summaries are ‘timely, relevant and succinct’ ... Yep, I remember reading one of those back