|Title||A structured assessment tool within the discharge planning process: a qualitative evaluation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Allen MJ, Gill G, Potter J, G. Carpenter I|
|Journal||Age and Ageing|
Discharge planning processes include assessment, documentation and communication. In clinical practice formalised and informal mechanisms facilitate these processes. The role of a standardised comprehensive assessment instrument, the MDS-HC (Minimum Dataset-Home Care), linked with structured documentation, was evaluated as a component of the discharge planning process on geriatric rehabilitation wards using a qualitative methodology.
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