By Bob Gleason-Moore RN, MN
3 Keys to Driving On-Time Discharges
We've all been there before. It's happened again. We just can't seem to get our patients discharged on time. Patient flow and throughput are suffering across the hospital. Patients are waiting hours, even days, in the ED for an inpatient bed. Staff morale plummets as they realize they have no choice but to provide inpatient care in settings they know are not ideal for their patients. Sounds ominous, doesn't it? Well, I have good news.