Also the lower risk of postdischarge mortality for patients with inadequate discharge planning
may indicate that most patients who failed this screen were not critically ill.
By inviting community service providers to participate in discharge planning
conferences via audio teleconference, information about the medical and social service needs of clients discharged from rehabilitation may be exchanged expeditiously.
The offender is the driving force in the discharge planning
process, with ODMHSAS and DOC providing support, suggestions and linkage for continued care.
Although alternative measures such as length of stay (LOS) or discharge destination could have been used as outcome measures, the primary objective of the scale was to identify patients in need of early comprehensive discharge planning
by a social worker.
As one can see from all the necessary steps required to qualify a patient for NPPV under the COPD diagnosis, discharge planning
is required as it may take several days or longer to perform all the necessary testing.
According to the authors, the difficulties of discharge planning
have been compounded over the past several years by a number of factors: Hospital stays have grown shorter, while patients have grown older and sicker; constraints imposed by insurers have limited the flexibility on where patients can be sent after discharge, as well as what private insurance or Medicare will pay for; and caseloads for individual planners have grown.
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Her progress was continual, and her physician began her discharge planning
during her fifth month in the facility.
The generic quality screens (see figure 1, page 31) measure the adequacy of discharge planning
, medical stability, deaths, nosocomial infections, trauma suffered in the hospital, and unscheduled return to surgery.
Although many studies have been published concerning discharge planning
in hospitals, there are few published studies of nursing home discharge planning
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Suggestions for patient and family teaching and discharge planning
complete each plan.
This allows case managers to engage in on-the-spot discharge planning
from their laptops without having to walk back and forth to their offices.