照护人员和护士对病人出院准备情况的感知对出院后医疗资源消耗的影响

Translated title of the contribution: The effect of caregiver's and nurse's perception of a patient's discharge readiness on postdischarge medical resource consumption

Tsung Ying Shih, Li Chan Lin*, Shiao Chi Wu, Man Hua Yang

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Abstract

Aims: The purpose of this study was to validate patient's primary caregiver and their nurse's perception of patient discharge readiness assessment and their association with postdischarge medical consumption. Design: The study employed a descriptive research, prospective longitudinal study design. Method: The study was performed in a ward of a medical centre in Taipei, Taiwan, from June 2017–May 2018. Obtained data were analysed using an independent t test, one-way ANOVA and logistic regression approach. Results/findings: The number of comorbidities and the number of days of hospital stay were positively associated with post discharge emergency room visits. Caregiver readiness for hospital discharge had significant negative correlation with patient's 30-day readmission. Both caregiver and nurse readiness for the hospital discharge scale score were not factors associated with the patients' 30-day emergency room visit. Conclusion: Based on the research findings, to assess the discharge readiness as perceived by caregivers at patients' discharge is recommended. Impact: Caregiver and nurse scores on readiness for hospital discharge showed a significant positive correlation. The higher the score of a caregiver's readiness for a patient's hospital discharge, the lower the 30-day readmission rate. Family-centred care enables patients to safely pass though the transition phase from hospital to community and reduces the postrelease consumption of medical resources. The discharge readiness perceived by caregivers should be included in any decision-making.

Translated title of the contributionThe effect of caregiver's and nurse's perception of a patient's discharge readiness on postdischarge medical resource consumption
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)1355-1363
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume76
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020

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