Table 2

The elements, period, contents and purpose of the ‘Meeting Point’ based on Storm et al 17

ElementsApproximate time (min)ContentsPurpose
Introduction by members of the research team15Seminar 1: project presentation ‘Quality and safety in transitional care of the elderly’
Seminars 2 and 3: welcome and summary of previous seminar, participant evaluations and identified measures
Introduce the participants to the research project, its main purpose and status
Keep focus during the intervention and track of recent activities at the Meeting Point and in the wards
Teaching sessions held by one or several of the research team members45Three thematic areas:
Risk factors
Patient perspective
System perspective
Increase competencies of quality and safety in transitional care of elderly
Introduce evidence and tools to improve quality in transitional care
Scenarios developed by the research team and the regional health authority15Text-based patient case of risks factors
Film illustrating the patient and system perspective
Focus attention to the three thematic areas to stimulate individual reflection and group activity
Group activity in mixed groups across professions, wards, and across hospitals and nursing homes60Focus on 2–3 questions developed by the research theme in relation to the scenarios
Identify measures to improve transitional care at the ward level
To stimulate cross-unit and interorganisational learning and knowledge exchange between the participants
Plenary discussion led by members of the research team45Group presentations of improvement measures identified and agreed onDiscussion and agreement of measures for implementation at the wards
Evaluation5Five-item questionnaire: if the ‘Meeting Point’ had fulfilled expectations, been beneficial to own clinical work, if patient cases were relevant and if anything should be revisedWritten feedback from participants on the key components of the educational programme and experiences with interorganisational staff meetings
Follow-up meeting with healthcare professionals at the hospital and nursing home wards30–60Group interview with 4–5 key questions to assess if and how improvement measures have been implemented at the wardsIdentification of drivers and barriers to implementation of measures to improve quality in transitional care