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The biggest discharge planning hazards faced by hospitals

Jan 09, 2019 - FierceHealthcare

Discharge planning is fraught with pitfalls for hospitals, according to a new report, but effective communication and adaptability can help providers avoid them.

The United Hospital Fund, a New York-based nonprofit aimed at improving the healthcare system,interviewedfrontline staff and administrators at eight hospitals in the New York City metropolitan area to paint a better picture of the challenges they face in determining the best post-acute care options.

One major problem, accord...