Data Specifications Manual: EDTC Measure

June 2017
Author: 
Stratis Health

The Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) measure aims to provide a means of assessing how well key patient information is communicated from an emergency department (ED) to any healthcare facility. The measure is applicable to patients with a wide range of medical conditions (e.g., acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory compromise and trauma) and is relevant for both internal quality improvement purposes and external reporting to consumers and purchasers. This guide provides detailed information on the measure.