Review of admission and discharge referral practices for the metropolitan hospital emergency departments

1 July 2011

This review is concerned with examining both pre-hospital admission and post-discharge processes, and the reasons for patient referrals to current community nursing Hospital in the Home services.

During this review it became apparent that there were a very large number of Hospital in the Home Services which duplicated activities in many geographical areas, some services were over utilised and some community based care options were under used.