Which of the following best describes the goal of discharge planning and education?


•Discharge planning and education is aimed at teaching self-care in preparation for the patient's transition from the hospital setting to home or a long-term care facility. This is beneficial because it reduces the likelihood of re-admission.

Incorrect options:

•The patient needs primary care to reduce hospitalization and medical costs.

•Discharge planning and patient teaching should help the patient become less dependent on the hospital.

•Increasing hospital stays will increase costs and may negatively affect patient outcomes.

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