Bridge-to-Home Spread Collaborative

In March 2021, Healthcare Excellence Canada launched, bringing together the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Patient Safety Institute. This content can now be found on HEC’s new website.          

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When you are leaving the hospital, you are thrust into a situation where you are nervous and vulnerable. Having the correct understanding of my condition and a care action plan is essential for me to confidently manage my care and maintain my quality of life

-Sue Johnson,
Patient Partner (2018)

Burke, R. E., Kripalani, S., Vasilevskis, E. E., & Schnipper, J. L. (2013). Moving beyond readmission penalties: Creating an ideal process to improve transitional care. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 8(2), 102-109. doi:10.1002/jhm.1990

2 Canadian Institute for Health Information. [Online] All Patients Readmitted to Hospital. Retried from:!/indicators/006/all-patients-readmitted-to-hospital/;mapC1;mapLevel2;/ 

3 Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2012). All cause readmission to acute care and return to the emergency department. Retrieved from!/indicators/006/all-patients-readmitted-to-hospital/;mapC1;mapLevel2;/