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Of these patients, seven (32%) received care based on the COPD discharge planning guide.
CMS has suggested that nurses could help with discharge planning, but many hospitals face a nursing shortage, the hospital social worker says.
Critical to the success of the discharge planning program are the relationships developed with the inmates and the follow-through of the LMHPs.
Establishing a clinic should be examined amid all the options for improved discharge planning.
Hospital discharge planning can be a complex process that may involve many health- and social-care professionals and the voluntary sector.
Two reviews of the discharge planning literature indicated a focus on the hospital aspect of sending patients to the next setting (Hedges, Grimmer, Moss, & Falco, 1999; Shepperd et al.
Care teams that include discharge advocate (DA) nurses, CDP care managers, physicians, pharmacists, therapists, as well as other health care professionals can provide individual care, education and efficient discharge planning.
Readmission rates are known to be influenced by many factors, including the patient's condition, the quality of inpatient care, the quality and nature of discharge planning, and the coordination of care after discharge.
The quality of transition to home and the nurse's role in discharge planning for patients admitted to ED are rarely explored in the literature.
A survey was designed to collect demographic information and ask pertinent questions regarding the discharge process and the physical therapist's role in discharge planning in the 28 acute care hospitals in Connecticut.
Early studies of discharge planning emphasized the efficiency and timing of care, particularly early identification and intervention (Berkman & Rehr, 1972; Boone, Coulton, & Keller, 1981).
Inzucchi said that cardiologists need to address diabetes during discharge planning, even if it's simply to have patients follow up with their primary doctors.

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