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discharge

1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
2. Law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
3. Physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
4. 
a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump

discharge

[′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
(electronics)
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
(fluid mechanics)
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
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The use of a tool such as FIM-FRGs may have facilitated achievement of similar goals through alternative channels such as early supported discharge.
The early supported discharge service was established in February 1995 as part of a pilot project to establish the feasibility of an early supported discharge policy following acute stroke.
The early supported discharge service, which was launched in November 2014 provides six weeks of rehabilitation, linked into community resources such as re-ablement, outpatient services and support from the Stroke Association.
Randomised controlled studies conclude that early supported discharge is a feasible option which does not result in functional deterioration and furthermore appears to be a cheaper alternative to inpatient rehabilitation (Rodgers et al, 1997; Rudd et al, 1997; McNamee et al, 1998; Widen-Holmgvist et al, 1998; Anderson et al, 2000; Indredavik et al, 2000; Mayo et al, 2000; von Koch et al, 2000; Bautz-Holter et al, 2002; Donnelly et al, 2004).
e early supported discharge (ESD) service developed by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, allows some stroke patients to continue their recovery in the comfort of their own homes.
This contract will go live in April 2016 and will incorporate provision of a rapid response team to prevent hospital admission, home base rehabilitation and an early supported discharge team.
Contract award: An Early Supported Discharge Service.

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