Patient Discharge Process: Discharge Summary


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What is the term for the reason why a person came to the hospital?

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1. In which part of the discharge summary should surgeries appear?

2. Whose signature should be added last to the discharge summary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you find out what you know about patient discharge summaries. You will need to discuss what this document is and the different components of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these questions you'll assess your understanding of topics like:

  • The part of a discharge summary listing surgeries
  • Why the patient came to the hospital
  • The last signature needed on a discharge summary

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as a discharge summary
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding whose signature is needed to complete a discharge summary
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where different notes would be written on a discharge summary

Additional Learning

To find out more about this medical document, review the lesson titled Patient Discharge Process: Discharge Summary. Information covered in this lesson will include:

  • Patient instructions
  • Diagnosis documentation
  • The patient's condition at discharge