Improving hospital discharge planning for elderly patients.
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Franco, Sheila J; Kane, Robert L
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.
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