Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 20(1) April 2017 : 40-44.doi:10.12927/hcq.2017.25089
Special Focus on Quality Improvement

The PoET (Prevention of Error-based Transfers) Project

Jill Oliver and Paula Chidwick


The PoET (Prevention of Error-based Transfers) Project is one of the Ethics Quality Improvement Projects (EQIPs) taking place at William Osler Health System. This specific project is designed to reduce transfers from long-term care to hospital that are caused by legal and ethical errors related to consent, capacity and substitute decision-making. The project is currently operating in eight long-term care homes in the Central West Local Health Integration Network and has seen a 56% reduction in multiple transfers before death in hospital.



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