The biggest discharge planning hazards faced by hospitals

By Paige Minemyer
January 9, 2019

Discharge planning is fraught with pitfalls for hospitals, according to a new report, but effective communication and adaptability can help providers avoid them.

The United Hospital Fund, a New York-based nonprofit aimed at improving the healthcare system, interviewed frontline staff and administrators at eight hospitals in the New York City metropolitan area to paint a better picture of the challenges they face in determining the best post-acute care options.