Skip to Main Content
Title
Improving hospital discharge planning for elderly patients.
First Author
Potthoff, Sandra
Date of Pub
1997 Winter
Pages
47-72
Volume
19
Issue
2
Other Authors
Franco, Sheila J; Kane, Robert L
Abstract
Hospital discharge planning has become increasingly important in an era of prospective payment and managed care. Given the changes in tasks, decisions, and environments involved, it is important to identify how to move such planning from an art to an empirically based decisionmaking process. The authors use a decision-sciences framework to review the state-of-the-art of hospital discharge planning and to suggest methods for improvement.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Decision Making, Organizational : Geriatric Assessment : Activities of Daily Living : Aged : Contract Services/organization & administration : Health Services Research : Home Care Services/standards : Human : Nursing Homes/standards : Outcome Assessment (Health Care) : Patient Discharge/standards : Quality Assurance, Health Care : Recovery of Function : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
NTIS Number
PB99-109639