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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 doctor writing the discharge summary will have instant access to all this information, meaning the summary can be produced in minutes.
Provider discharge summary format was changed to enable RNs to find and reinforce critical elements of the discharge plan.
The electronic patient record system of the Trust (PARIS: Patient Record Information System) was used to study the discharge summary letters.
12) Although researchers have not consistently found that transferring a discharge summary to an outpatient physician reduces readmission rates, it is likely that direct communication can improve the handoff process independent of its effects on readmissions.
For medical-related claims, you will have to arrange for medical reports such as discharge summary and hospital records.
com)-- Transparency Market Research "Medical Transcription Services Market (History and Physical Report, Discharge Summary, Operative Note or Report, Consultation Report and Others & MT Outsourcing and Offshoring) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global medical transcription services market was valued at USD 41.
Dr Silvey, who lives in Kenilworth, said: "There are things I wish I'd known, like how to fit an intravenous device when you can't find a good vein or how to write a good discharge summary - all practical day to day things that would really help.
The (index) hospital used in the study has a policy of advising its doctors of the need to include External cause information in the Discharge Summary.
On four subsequent occasions, Park accessed the patient's electronic file to look at the discharge summary, lab results and outpatient history.
Stage 2 advances to two very high-priority use cases for transitions in care: for hospitals, the discharge summary, and for EPs, the referral request.
You had spent 90 minutes the night before meticulously reviewing every nursing note, physical therapy recommendation, and a myriad of consultants notes to make sure your discharge summary thoroughly reflected her very complicated hospital course.
In one study, more than a third of follow-up evaluations were not completed because the discharge summary was incomplete or unavailable.