FHC Report on Barriers to Discharge in NH

The Foundation for Healthy Communities released a study examining barriers to discharging people medically cleared to leave the hospital in New Hampshire found that older patients are affected most often and it can lead to expensive delays to providing the right care in the right place. Many barriers to timely discharges were found throughout New Hampshire.

The survey identified 516 people who were medically cleared to the leave the hospital but unable to do so during a three month period Nov. 1, 2014 through Jan. 31, 2015, in 21 of the 26 acute care hospitals in New Hampshire.

 

FHC's press release on the report can be found HERE.

The full report is available HERE.