Effective hospital discharge services are important on multiple levels: for patients, hospital staff and organisations as a whole. We reviewed evidence from pilots and research articles and good practice guidance on hospital discharge and transfers of care. Here we highlight the factors that enable effective and timely hospital discharge and provide a good practice benchmark against which current hospital discharge practices and processes can be compared. We also highlight the key barriers to effective hospital discharge.
Please get in touch with our Head of Research, Dr Stephen Boxford, for more detail or to continue the conversation.