Discharge planning: an exploratory study.

@article{McKenna2000DischargePA,
  title={Discharge planning: an exploratory study.},
  author={Hugh P McKenna and Sinead Keeney and Ariel Glenn and Pat Gordon},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={594-601}
}
The desire to reduce the length of waiting lists in the modern health service means that strategies for decreasing the length of hospital stay are exercising the minds of service planners. This has led to renewed emphasis on well planned discharge policies and procedures. The aim of this study was to analyse all discharge policies and procedures currently in use in one large integrated NHS trust in Northern Ireland and formulate a Corporate Discharge Policy for general use in NHS trusts… CONTINUE READING

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