Journal article

Assessment tools and factors used to predict discharge from acute general medical wards: a systematic review

Aruska N D'Souza, Catherine M Said, Nina E Leggett, Melanie S Tomkins, Jacqueline E Kay, Catherine L Granger

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: To identify assessment tools and patient factors statistically associated with discharge destination in general medical inpatients. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A systematic review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA) guidelines. Four electronic databases were searched. Studies were eligible if they were a quantitative study design, had adult acute general medical inpatients and published in English. Outcomes of interest were tools or factors with statistical correlations with discharge destination (home, subacute or residential care). Articles were screened by two independent assessors. Data were extracted by one reviewer and independently chec..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the physiotherapy department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital for their support.