A 46-year-old member asked:
What is meant by hospital discharge planning?
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Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
D/c planning: Discharge planning starts when the patient is admitted. This includes social workers involvement to facilitate discharge to an appropriate place, home, nursing home or home health is needed. Whether the patient needs any equipment on discharge like wheelchairs, commodes etc.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2012
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