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


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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