{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Validating Performance of a Hospital-Discharge Planning Decision Tool in Community Hospitals


The Early Screen for Discharge Planning (ESDP) originated in an urban academic medication center. The authors hypothesized that the use of the ESDP would differentiate between who would and would not benefit from early intervention by discharge planners in small, rural hospitals. Their findings both supported this hypothesis and also the integration of EDSP in the discharge process in regional, community hospitals.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about a study designed to evaluate the performance of the Early Screen for Discharge Planning (ESDP) tool in a community setting.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify essential decision points and tools used in the discharge planning (DP) process.
  2. List unique aspects of the ESDP tool.
  3. Evaluate the methodology, results, and clinical implications of the study.
Price: $12.95


  • CCMC 1.0 CH

This Continuing Education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and has been preapproved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) for 1.0 CE contact hours.

Professions: Case Manager
Test Code: PCM0917A
Published: Sep/Oct 2017
Expires: 9/1/2019
Passing Score: 12/17 (70%)
Authors: Diane E. Holland PhD, RN; Cheryl Brandt PhD, RN; Paul V. Targonski MD, PhD; Kathryn H. Bowles PhD, RN