A discharge plan is a plan for post-hospitalization care intended to identify an individual’s need for medical and social services and resources available to help prevent re-hospitalization. A discharge plan must involve

  • input from you and your representatives about your preferences and care needs after hospitalization;
  • information and instructions to you and your caregivers about post-hospitalization care you need; and
  • arrangement of necessary post-hospital services, transfers, and referrals to appropriate services and facilities.
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