hospital discharge

hospital discharge

An official release from hospital care or from a medical care facility by a physician or other medical care worker.
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Baeby Baste's parents have yet to make an official statement on the exact date of the young host's hospital discharge, as of this writing.
Data collected included date of visit, age, species, sex, type (pet, free ranging, or wild kept in captivity), body weight, body condition score, diagnosis, procedure, American Society of Anesthesiologists status, premedication used for anesthesia, drug for anesthetic induction, type of maintenance anesthesia, route and type of fluid administration, volumes of crystalloid and colloid fluids administered, intraoperative events, estimated blood loss, duration of anesthesia, surgery duration, recovery time, recovery notes, whether birds survived to hospital discharge, time of death, total cost of hospitalization, cost of anesthesia, and nadir and peak values for heart rate, end-tidal partial pressure of carbon dioxide, concentration of inhaled anesthetic, and body temperature.
The trust's volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton said: "If the hospital discharge lounge staff and staff within accident and emergency identify a patient who meets the criteria and is returning home to an empty house, they will be offered a food parcel to help them over the first few days after leaving hospital.
Based on nearly 38,000 total hip replacement (THR) surgeries and 60,000 total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries, the study found that compared to women, men were 15 percent more likely to return to the emergency department within 30 days of hospital discharge following either surgery; 60 and 70 percent more likely to have a heart attack within three months after THR and TKR, respectively; 50 percent more likely to need a revision arthroplasty within two years of TKR; 25 percent more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within two years of TKR.
The purposes of this study were to compare intravenous rtPA treated patients with stroke with and without AF to examine independent predictors of poor hospital discharge outcome (in-hospital death or hospital discharge to a skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care facility, or hospice care).
Kessler, professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., looked at data from the 12 months following a hospital discharge for more than 40,000 anonymous Regular Army soldiers (fulltime soldiers excluding Army National Guard and Army Reserve) who served on active duty from 2004-09.
Emergency medical services respond to an estimated 380,000 cardiac arrests outside of the hospital each year, but 90% of these patients do not survive to hospital discharge, noted Prachi Sanghavi and her associates at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
First-time, low-income mothers who deliver a healthy newborn are challenged with early hospital discharge usually within 24 to 48 hours after giving birth and have little routine follow up (Brown et al., 2009; Sadeh-Mestechkin, Walfisch, Zeadna, Shoham-Vardi, & Hallak, 2007).
The knowledge, skills, confidence, and inclination to assume responsibility for managing personal health and health care needs often is identified as "patient activation." A new study found patients with high activation levels had reduced likelihood of being rehospitalized within 30 days of hospital discharge. Researchers concluded patients with a low level of activation are at risk for early, unplanned hospital use.
We hypothesised that better staffing ratios within hospitals (e.g., fewer patients per nurse on average) would be associated with reduced odds of readmission during both time intervals, with the strongest and most significant effects evident within the first 14 days after hospital discharge.
In order to capture the country-specific trends and provide detailed patient population segmentation, GlobalData epidemiologists built separate forecasts for (myocardial infarction) (MI) and UA in the 7MM and used a case-flow methodology to determine the number of cases that survived until hospital discharge and for one year after hospital discharge.
About one third of beneficiaries go on to use Medicare PAC services after acute hospital discharge and use a variety of services across a continuum of provider settings during the 30 days after acute hospital discharge (Gage, Morley, Ingber, & Smith,, 2011; Gage, Morley, Spain, & Ingber, 2009; Morley, Gage, Smith, Spain, & Ingber, 2009).

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