A Structured Evidence-Based Literature Review on Discharge, Referral and Admission

EA Cummings, CM Showell, EL Roehrer, B Churchill, BR Turner, KC Yee, MC Wong, P Turner

Published : 2010


Executive summary This document provides three structured evidence-based literature reviews on the benefits, enablers, barriers and challenges related to the processes of discharge, referral and admission covering Australian and International published works. The reviews are presented in a manner that includes summaries of papers, reviews the strength of evidence and synthesizes major themes and issues. These reviews are specifically focused on discharge, referral and admission processes in the healthcare sector, particularly concentrating on literature published in the last ten years and covering both quantitative and qualitative research. While the primary source of materials on discharge,..

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