How nurses can help patients get home quicker
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How nurses can help patients get home quicker

Nick Evans Health journalist

Thousands of patients are stuck on UK hospital wards for a significant time and are at risk of deconditioning. Find out how ‘discharge to assess’ and early discharge planning steps can help

Delayed discharges have been a persistent problem in UK hospitals for the past decade. One in eight hospital beds in England is occupied by patients who are medically fit to leave, but cannot be discharged, data from NHS England show.

Nursing Older People. 36, 2, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/nop.36.2.6.s2

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