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Hot Spotting Toolkit

After you have read our ten steps to hot spotting, use this toolkit to help you get started.

Before You Begin

Think about how you might want to use the information you collect through this project. If there is a chance you will want to publish what you find or present at a conference sometime in the future, you will need guidance on the use of data on human subjects before you begin. Speak with your hospital’s legal department to make sure you understand research guidelines and institutional review processes.


Patient Interview Questions

Tips and sample questions for interviewing patients who have been hospitalized two or more times in the last six months.

Medical Record and Media Release Form

Please prepare your own release form with the help of your school or hospital’s legal department. Here is a sample release form  to help you get started. Requirements for consent vary by location, so it is very important that you work with the legal department at your site.

Ten Steps to Hotspotting Guide

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Download the Ten Steps to Hotspotting Guide

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