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Nurse and patient perceptions of discharge readiness in relation to postdischarge utilization.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Care
0025-7079
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
48
Issue
5
Pages
482–486
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181d5feae
PMID: 20393364
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nurse assessment was more strongly associated with postdischarge utilization than patient self-assessment. Formalizing nurse assessment of discharge readiness could facilitate identification of patients at risk for readmission or ED utilization before discharge when anticipatory interventions could prevent avoidable postdischarge utilization.

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