Health Information Management

Requirements for patient discharge and transfer

HIM Briefings, December 1, 2008

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Discharge and transfer are critical steps in the overall patient care process. When discharging or transferring a patient, providers must explain information that is pertinent to the patient’s needs. The provider should give this information directly to the patient or to his or her family or caregiver in a timely manner.

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