Patient Discharge Process: Discharge Risk Factors


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A patient deciding not to go to a follow-up appointment with his/her PCP is an example of which risk factor?

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1. The release of a patient from the hospital is known as _____.

2. A patient becoming infected with an urinary tract infection while in the hospital is an example of which risk factor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess what you know about discharging a patient from the hospital and the various risks involved in releasing patients when you answer the practice questions in this quiz/worksheet. You should have the ability to identify these risks based on given descriptions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will measure your ability to identify the following risk factors:

  • When a patient decides not to follow-up with their primary care physician (PCP)
  • A patient develops an infection while in the hospital
  • Those involving complications after procedures
  • When a patient's discharge summary is not sent to their PCP

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding what constitutes specific risk factors of the patient discharge process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hospital-based and patient-based risk factors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific risk situations connected to patient release from the hospital

Additional Learning

Patient Discharge Process: Discharge Risk Factors will teach you more about this topic. The lesson addresses:

  • The main concern of medical personnel during the discharge process
  • The types of risks of readmission following patient release
  • Detailed descriptions of each of these potential risks