DISCHARGE PLANNING

What is DISCHARGE PLANNING?

DISCHARGE PLANNING meaning A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth move from one level of care to another. This is done by a social worker or other health care professional. It includes moves from a hospital to a nursing home or to home care. Discharge planning may also include the services of home health agencies to help with the patient’s home care.

 

reference: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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