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Title: Delayed discharges and unplanned admissions from the Day Care Unit at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Authors: Sant, Jessica
Abela, Glenn Paul
Farrugia, Daniel
Keywords: Day hospitals -- Malta
Hospitals -- Admission and discharge -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2015, Vol.27(2), p. 26-30
Abstract: Day care units are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare provision, however they require the development of specialised resources to fulfil their role. The rate of unplanned admissions following day-case procedures is considered as one of several indicators of the quality of day-case services available.1 The aim of this study is to identify how often there are delayed discharged or unplanned admissions following day-cases at the Day Care Unit at Mater Dei Hospital (MDH), Malta. A list of patients whose discharge did not go as planned was forwarded daily to the authors by the Bed Management Unit at MDH. The medical files of these patients were then reviewed and data collected. This included demographics, type of procedure carried out and reasons for delayed discharge or unplanned admission. The study was carried out over 45 days.
Appears in Collections:MMJ, Volume 27, Issue 2
MMJ, Volume 27, Issue 2

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