A model for interdisciplinary discharge planning in a university hospital

Debra S. Wertheimer, Leah S. Kleinman

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Abstract

This paper presents a model for an interdisciplinary discharge planning team, with emphasis on functional status and improved coordination and continuity among providers, along with a description of the design and implementation of such a program in a university hospital. Results show that more patients are discussed and served, with more emphasis on the functional ability of patients, in an interdisciplinary versus traditional setting. Communication and education between house staff and team members increased substantially with this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-840
Number of pages4
JournalGerontologist
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1990

Keywords

  • Functional status
  • Geriatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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