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Discharge from the Hospital

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Description: Definition Discharge from the hospital is the point at which the patient leaves the hospital and either returns home or is transferred to another facility such as one for rehabilitation or to a nursing home. Discharge involves the medical instructions that the patient will need to fully recover. Discharge planning is a service that considers the pa tient's needs after the hospital stay, and may involve several different services such as visiting nursing care, physical therapy, and home blood collection. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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