Why do patients with complex palliative needs experience delayed hospital discharge?

Source:  Nursing Times, 2010, 106 (25), p15-17. 

Date of publication:  June 2010

Publication type:  Article

In a nutshell:  Article describes a clinical audit which examined the case notes of 40 patients to determine why patients with complex palliative care needs often experience delays in being discharged from hospital. The articles reviews the recommendations made and implemented, and describes plans for a repeat audit which will assess their effectiveness.

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement:  CINAHL


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