Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Jose Dy Bunpin
A delay in discharge is a delay in patient care. The complexity of hospital discharge can be challenging and time-consuming in poorly coordinated discharge planning. Generally, older adults and those patients with chronic medical conditions are often met with challenges for after-care services and require more attention to discharge. Variations in discharge practice often resulted in hours, sometimes days in discharge delays with implications to cost, reduced patient satisfaction and outcomes. A well-structured team communication during rounding and bedside shift handoff has the potential to decrease discharge delays advertently increasing patient satisfaction and quality outcomes of care.
Hiponia, Maricel, "Enhancing Discharge Communication for Timely Patient Discharge: A Quality Improvement Project" (2019). Master's Projects and Capstones. 936.