The value of discharge planning tools
Patient care is delivered in a variety of settings across the continuum. Increasingly, less of that care is provided within the four walls of an acute care hospital. However, it's within those four walls that postacute placement decisions are made, which impact a patient's healthcare journey over time. With laser focus on decreasing hospital lengths of stay and readmissions, failing at care coordination wreaks havoc for the patient, the healthcare system, and the advancement of better transitions.