|Discharge process management interventions:||Admission process management interventions:|
|▪ Enhance multidisciplinary teamwork: doctor, nurse, house officer and central admissions unit.||▪ Bed Management by a central admissions team planning and scheduling patient flows: right patient, right place and right time.|
|▪ Set a planned date for discharge on day of admission or at pre-admission, using protocols for common conditions with <72-h expected length of stay.||▪ Central admissions in a Surgery Admission Unit.|
|▪ Discharge planned 24-h in advance for >72-h expected length of stay.||▪ Patients admitted on the same day of surgery.|
|▪ Nurse-led discharge.||▪ Enhance day-surgery rates of selected processes.|
|▪ Plan discharge needs: discharge report, pharmacy prescriptions, sanitary transport, home care, etc.||▪ Avoid “on the day” cancellations of elective patients.|
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