Cornes M, Manthorpe J, Donaghy E, Godfrey M, Hubbard G & Townsend J (2008) Delayed discharge from hospital: supporting older people to exercise choice. Working with Older People, 12 (1), pp. 16-20. http://metapress.com/content/x5127500q42384t0/?p=777446f22dc8411e9d7c5baa7f6761d8π=4; https://doi.org/10.1108/13663666200800005
The government's reimbursement policy, whereby local councils face fines if a patient cannot be discharged from hospital because they are waiting for an assessment etc, introduced new pressures into a system that was already fraught. One of the policy's aims is to allow people to exercise ‘genuine choice’ as regards their ongoing and longer-term care. Based on their research into the policy however, Michelle Cornes et al investigate whether choice really can be exercised when lying in a hospital bed.
older people; delayed discharge; hospital; discharge; Older people Hospital care Great Britain; Hospitals Admission and discharge Great Britain; Hospitals Government policy Great Britain; Hospitals After care Planning
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