early supported discharge


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early supported discharge

Any of the methods to facilitate the return of hospitalized patients to lower levels of care, including nursing care facilities, foster care, or home. Early supported discharge optimizes the management of patient length-of-stay, relieves caregiver stress, and empowers patients to return to higher levels of functioning.
See also: discharge
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Early Supported Discharge Trialists (2000, 2005): Services for reducing duration of hospital care for acute stroke patients.
Permission to approach patients randomized to early supported discharge was then obtained from their hospital consultant and general practitioner before further consent was sought from patients and carers.
(2004): Acute stroke unit care combined with early supported discharge. Long-term effects on quality of life.
At norfolk community health and care, We serve a population of nearly 900 000 people in norfolk with community health and care services, As well as providing a specialist early supported discharge service to stroke patients in norfolk and suffolk.
While the scope of activity to be delivered from the site may vary during the term of the contract, it is currently anticipated that it will include: Phase One (years 1-3 of contract) Specific outpatient specialties; Diagnostic procedures; Therapeutic procedures; Specific elective/ medical specialties; Minor Injury Unit provision; General rehabilitation inpatient bed provision with medical input (beds are planned to have flexible use and therefore should a stroke patient be medically suitable for Early Supported Discharge (ESD), but cannot be cared for in their home environment, they could be cared for in these beds with ESD team visiting them as if they were at their home location).
Contract notice: Early Supported Discharge for Stroke Service.
This contract will go live in April 2016 and will incorporate provision of a rapid response team to prevent hospital admission, home base rehabilitation and an early supported discharge team.
Contract award: An Early Supported Discharge Service.

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