Effectiveness of a pilot project of discharge planning in Taiwan.

  title={Effectiveness of a pilot project of discharge planning in Taiwan.},
  author={Yu-Tzu Dai and Ying Chang and C Y Hsieh and T L Tai},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={26 1},
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a nurse-designed discharge-planning project in a teaching hospital in Taiwan. A before-and-after quasi-experimental design was used. Craniotomy (n = 112) and stroke (n = 171) patients were recruited and divided into control and intervention groups. Outcome indicators included length of hospital stay, change in activities of daily living (ADL), rate of nursing home placement, rate of unplanned readmission, and level of satisfaction. In the… CONTINUE READING

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