Extended-stay rounds can help move patients along.

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Extended-stay rounds can help move patients along.

Hosp Case Manag. 2014 Aug;22(8):104-5


Weekly extended stay rounds help move along patients who have issues and barriers to a timely discharge, experts say. They recommend: Hold them at the same time and place each week and schedule an hour to an hour and a half for each meeting. Include the physician advisor for case management, a financial counselor, and representatives from case management, social work, therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, wound care, and other departments providing services to patients. Talk about the barriers and issues impeding discharge and brainstorm on solutions.

PMID: 25065101 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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