What's the hold up? Factors contributing to delays in discharge of trauma patients after medical clearance.

Abstract

BACKGROUND One area of potential savings in healthcare spending is the identification of nonmedical delays in discharge. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with discharge delays. METHODS All patients admitted to our trauma center over a 1-year period with a social work consult were retrospectively evaluated to identify delays in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.07.002

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