Assessing Clinical Instability at Discharge

The Clinician's Responsibility

Published In: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 268, no. 10, Sep. 9, 1992, p. 1321-1322

by Robert H. Brook, Katherine L. Kahn, Jacqueline Kosecoff

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Based on the work done in RAND's effect of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) study, urges physicians to adopt policies to prevent hospital discharge for people who are clinically unstable. It suggests that formal guidelines be promulgated.

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