Journal Article

Show Me the Way to go Home: A Narrative Review of the Literature on Delayed Hospital Discharges and Older People

Jon Glasby, Rosemary Littlechild and Kathryn Pryce

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 34, issue 8, pages 1189-1197
Published in print December 2004 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online December 2004 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch136
Show Me the Way to go Home: A Narrative Review of the Literature on Delayed Hospital Discharges and Older People

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This Research Note reports findings from a narrative review of the literature on the rate and cause of delayed hospital discharge in the UK. In addition to summarizing our knowledge to date in this important area, the Research Note raises a series of questions about aspects of current hospital discharge policy and practice (and in particular, the recent reimbursement policy to charge social services departments for delayed discharges).

Keywords: delayed hospital discharge; reimbursement; partnership working; health and social care

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Subjects: Social Work

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