Discharge planning is initiated on the basis of patient’s condition, by the consultant after assessing the functional, medical & nutrients needs. Discharge planning is a multi disciplinary & collaborative process in which not only the concerned team members work during a specific episode of illness but also the patient and his family.
The nurse assists in the discharge process which may take a few hours to complete. Once the final bill is generated the dues are expected to be cleared. The nurse also explains the discharge medications and any other follow –up instructions.