Delayed Hospital Discharge in England and Scotland: A Comparative Study of Policy and Implementation

M Godfrey (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds)
J Townsend (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Publication date: 1 February 2009

Abstract

Delayed hospital discharge has long been of policy interest in the UK. This paper presents findings from a comparative study of policy and approaches to implementation of reimbursement, in England, and Joint Action Planning, in Scotland, designed to tackle the problem of delayed hospital discharge.

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M Godfrey and J Townsend (2009) "Delayed Hospital Discharge in England and Scotland: A Comparative Study of Policy and Implementation", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 26-36

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: https://doi.org/10.1108/14769018200900005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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