A guide to developing criteria-led discharge
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.
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.
Conference of interest:
Effective Discharge Planning and Practice
Effective Discharge and Pathways in Mental Health