A guide to developing criteria-led discharge

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Use this guide to encourage development of the use of discharge criteria to support patient discharge from hospital.

Criteria-led discharge can be used in conjunction with existing care pathways to speed up patient discharge, improving patient and staff satisfaction, enhancing patient safety and reducing the unnecessary length of stay in hospital.   

A brief guide to developing criteria-led discharge PDF, 213.7 KB

This brief guide includes the rationale for developing criteria-led discharge, an outline of the two main approaches, underpinning principles and a review of related studies.

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