Patients' perceptions of early supported discharge for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study.

@article{Clarke2010PatientsPO,
  title={Patients' perceptions of early supported discharge for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study.},
  author={Aileen Clarke and Ratna Sohanpal and Geneva Wilson and Sarah Taylor},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={95-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore patients' views of an early supported discharge service for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). INTERVENTION Early supported discharge service (EDS) with discharge at 3.5 days (average length of stay for COPD at the time was 9.5 days). After discharge, patients were visited at home daily for 3 days by a nurse from the early discharge service and then, as required, up to 2 weeks. PARTICIPANTS Purposive, maximum variation sample of 23 mainly older, retired… CONTINUE READING
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