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Adult discharge planning and nursing home placement: a study of risk factors for quality assurance.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • OBJECTIVE: A study of two large groups of patients was conducted in a large general hospital, comparing the admission characteristics of those referred to nursing homes and those returning home, to identify factors on admission that would facilitate more rapid discharge planning and placement. METHOD: Discharge planning at the Royal Brisbane Hospital was analysed over 12 months, comparing the admission characteristics of 191 patients placed in nursing homes with 444 patients returning home. RESULTS: Referral of patients to social workers was delayed and poorly co-ordinated, leading to prolongation of the discharge process or placement for nursing home patients. The data indicate that the process can be expedited by attention to readily recognizable factors already present on admission.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Cooper, L. (1991). Adult discharge planning and nursing home placement: a study of risk factors for quality assurance.. Australian clinical review / Australian Medical Association [and] the Australian Council on Hospital Standards, 11, 95-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0026411524

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 11

Abstract


  • OBJECTIVE: A study of two large groups of patients was conducted in a large general hospital, comparing the admission characteristics of those referred to nursing homes and those returning home, to identify factors on admission that would facilitate more rapid discharge planning and placement. METHOD: Discharge planning at the Royal Brisbane Hospital was analysed over 12 months, comparing the admission characteristics of 191 patients placed in nursing homes with 444 patients returning home. RESULTS: Referral of patients to social workers was delayed and poorly co-ordinated, leading to prolongation of the discharge process or placement for nursing home patients. The data indicate that the process can be expedited by attention to readily recognizable factors already present on admission.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Cooper, L. (1991). Adult discharge planning and nursing home placement: a study of risk factors for quality assurance.. Australian clinical review / Australian Medical Association [and] the Australian Council on Hospital Standards, 11, 95-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0026411524

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 11