Discharge delay, room for improvement?

  title={Discharge delay, room for improvement?},
  author={Teresa A Williams and Gavin D Leslie and Linda Brearley and Tim Leen and Keith O'Brien},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  volume={23 3},
AIM Patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and identified as suitable for discharge to the ward should have their discharge planned and expedited to improve patient outcomes and manage resources efficiently. We examined the hypothesis that the introduction of a critical care outreach role would decrease the frequency of discharge delay from ICU. METHODS Discharge delay was compared for two 6-month periods: (1) after introduction of the outreach role in 2008 and (2) in 2000/2001… CONTINUE READING

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