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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.   

A brief guide to developing criteria-led discharge

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
Monday 22 January 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

Effective Discharge and Pathways in Mental Health
Monday 5 February 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

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12 December 2017


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