A stamped, addressed return envelope was included with each survey for the individual discharge planner
to mail the survey directly to the researchers.
Approximately 70% of patients discharged from Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) do not have home health followup ordered by their physicians or arranged for by discharge planners
Ethical dilemmas arise when values conflict, for example when a patient does not want PAC services that the discharge planner
feels are needed, or when there are disagreements over the discharge destination (Proctor, Morrow-Howell, and Lott, 1993).
Studies that have examined the effect of aftercare plans on discharged patients point to sizeable percentages of patients (ranging from 25 percent to 35 percent) for whom adequate discharge plans were not developed, as judged by the patients, families, and discharge planners
(Morrow-Howell et al.
It's a great way to report individual patient outcomes back to the referring physician, the discharge planner
, the case manager, and even the family," says Denise Norman, district manager for Aegis Therapies for northern Illinois.
In the past, the discharge planner
would make a copy of the patient's medical record and fax it to the SNF--not a time-efficient task for someone who, more often than not, has a master's degree.
A hospital social worker or discharge planner
can usually assist with this process to be sure nothing important falls through the cracks.
Today's healthcare case manager has moved beyond the health plan office, working alongside the primary care physician, the hospital discharge planner
and the nursing home staff in a substantial care management role.
In Blue Hydrangeas, Sciucco, who worked as a hospital case manager and discharge planner
for many years, attempts to bring consolation and understanding to all who encounter Alzheimer's.
is a discharge planner
in the Intensive Care Nursery at Presbyterian Hospital, and attends East Carolina University in Greenville, N.
My colleagues and I use a multi-disciplinary approach, working with the attending physicians, the facility case manager, social worker and discharge planner
Second, which facilities does the hospital's discharge planner