Early discharge from the acute medical unit: is it safe?

Miller, Alice; Evans, Kate
January 2009
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the early discharge of patients from an acute medical unit in Great Britain. She believes that these patients are safe to be discharged in the hospital because physicians would not release them if they are not well enough to go. She suggests that in many instances existing resources are used inefficiently, and that with re-organization it might be possible to improve patient care and reduce the pressure on beds within existing resources


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