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Planning for Your Discharge: A Checklist for Patients and Caregivers Preparing to Leave a Hospital, Nursing Home, or Other Health Care Setting


Description

This patient handout can help patients, caregivers and medical staff communicate as they prepare to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other health care setting. The booklet provides many questions and prompts for patients and caregivers so they can gather information to assure a safe discharge.
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/11376.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)
This tool is available in Spanish at: http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/11376_S.pdf

Developer

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Department of Health and Human Services


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 10/2008
  • Original Summary: 06/2009
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Last updated: July 20, 2009.