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Hospitals: Discharges

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 6325, tabled on 24 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the clinical outcomes of patients who have been discharged under the Discharge to Assess model.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

8 June 2021

The National Health Service has commissioned an independent evaluation of the implementation of the hospital discharge policy which is currently underway. The findings will provide further qualitative insight into the impact of the discharge to assess approach, reviewing 10 systems in various states of maturity. The evaluation is due to report in autumn 2021.

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