Gaps in discharge planning

Margaret J. Bull, Robert L. Kane

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Discharge from an acute care hospital stresses continuity, an important aspect of care for frail, older persons. Secondary analysis of qualitative data from two studies indicated that gaps in communication were a fundamental source of discontinuity. This article describes gaps in discharge planning, identifies the constraints encountered in planning for discharge, and discusses possible solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-500
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1996

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