Effectiveness of early discharge planning in acutely ill or injured hospitalized older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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BACKGROUND Older age and higher acuity are associated with prolonged hospital stays and hospital readmissions. Early discharge planning may reduce lengths of hospital stay and hospital readmissions; however, its effectiveness with acutely admitted older adults is unclear. METHODS In this systematic review, we compared the effectiveness of early discharge… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-70

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@inproceedings{Fox2013EffectivenessOE, title={Effectiveness of early discharge planning in acutely ill or injured hospitalized older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis}, author={Mary T Fox and Malini Persaud and Ilo Maimets and Dina Brooks and Kelly A. O’Brien and Deborah Tregunno}, booktitle={BMC geriatrics}, year={2013} }