Letters Barriers to patient discharge

Speeding up patient flow in rehabilitation

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1290 (Published 10 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1290
  1. Peter W New, rehabilitation physician1
  1. 1Kingston Centre, Cheltenham, VIC 3192, Australia
  1. Peter.new{at}monash.edu

Wise’s recent news article made the important point that barriers to the discharge of patients from elsewhere in the hospital can contribute to problems with emergency department access.1 This important problem has received scant attention in most discussions and publications on this topic.

An Australian survey of 101 key stakeholders in subacute patient flow and an …

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