Hospital discharge planning for frail older people and their family. Are we delivering best practice? A review of the evidence.

@article{Bauer2009HospitalDP,
  title={Hospital discharge planning for frail older people and their family. Are we delivering best practice? A review of the evidence.},
  author={Michael Bauer and Les Fitzgerald and Emily Haesler and Mara Manfrin},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 18},
  pages={2539-46}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This paper examined the available evidence concerning hospital discharge practices for frail older people and their family caregivers and what practices were most beneficial for this group. BACKGROUND Hospital discharge practices are placing an increasing burden of care on the family caregiver. Discharge planning and execution is significant for older patients where inadequate practices can be linked to adverse outcomes and an increased risk of readmission. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING
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