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Keeping people out of hospital - effective discharge and follow-up (1 CPD hour)

Dr Martyn Diaper reviews the evidence on how to discharge patients effectively and avoid readmissions.


Learning objectives

This module will give practical advice on how to discharge patients effectively and avoid readmissions, covering:

  • Planning discharge before admission
  • Ensuring patients get an individualised discharge plan
  • Paying special attention to patients admitted frequently
  •  Scrutinising medication regimes at discharge
  • Arranging follow-up in primary care


Dr Martyn Diaper is a GP in Winchester, Hampshire, and a member of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement Teaching Faculty.

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