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A 42-year-old member asked:

why does the hospital insist on a discharge plan for my loved one with mental illness?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
What's wrong with it: Discharge plan is a set of measures to ensure the patient being discharged can quickly and efficiently adapt after discharge. There is nothing wrong with planning at discharge. If there is anything specific you are concerned of, it may be worthwhile to know to comment.

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