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Quick guide to support patients’ choices to avoid long hospital stays

 

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Quick guide to support patients’ choices to avoid long hospital stays

New guidance has been published to encourage hospitals to have conversations with patients early and properly inform them about their choices.

The quick guide aims to provide better support to patients and families in making their choices and to support health and care systems to reduce delayed transfers of care.  It draws on the work of local government and health and social care organisations, and contains practical tips, examples and links to useful documents.