Discharge Planning


This topic has not yet been translated. (Tema aún no ha sido traducido.)

This topic has not yet been translated. (Tema aún no ha sido traducido.)

Discharge planning helps to make sure that people leave a hospital or other health care setting safely and smoothly and get the right care after that. Discharge happens when a certain level of care is no longer needed.

A discharge planner is in charge of this planning. This person could be an administrator, a social worker, a doctor, or a nurse. The title of this person may not be the same at different health care settings.

Current as of: September 10, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine