Learn About the UK’s Discharge to Assess Program

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A project to speed up hospital discharge times and improve outcomes for older people has been launched in the UK. This ‘Discharge to Assess’ model is intended to ensure speedy discharge from hospital to home and to deliver assessment in the best place.  

Our white paper presents a closer look at the UK model to determine if this hospital readmission reduction plan will work in the United States. 


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“Discharge planning is an important tool for making arrangements for on-going healthcare needs across the healthcare settings.” –

This white paper analyzes:

  • Drivers for change in hospital discharge procedures 
  • How Discharge-to-Assess Works 
  • Benefits of Discharge-to Assess 
  • Challenges of Discharge-to-Assess


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"Effective discharge planning is crucial to ensure timely discharge and continuity of care. It also helps healthcare providers use limited resources most effectively and unnecessary readmissions to be avoided."

– Liz Lees
Heart of England Foundation Trust

"The purpose [of a personalized discharge plan] is to ensure that the patient is able to safely continue their physical improvement in their own residence, thus reducing the possibility of a hospital readmission."

– Nancy Stein
Seniority Matters

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