{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Hospital Discharge and Selecting a Skilled Nursing Facility: A Comparison of Experiences and Perspectives of Patients and Their Families


The impetus for this study was a proposed CMS rule that would require facilities to expend greater resources on the discharge planning process, including ensuring that patients' preferences were sought and acted upon. Using a post discharge survey of patients and involved others, the authors examined the satisfaction levels of both groups with the discharge process and with the process of selecting a skilled nursing facility. Based on their findings, the authors make several recommendations for practice changes and improvements in the discharge process.

Purpose of Activity

To present the findings of a study examining the role of the patient and of the family in selecting a skilled nursing facility (SNF) upon hospital discharge.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Recall the background information related to patient discharges and the use of Nursing Home Compare (NHC) in planning a discharge.
  2. Outline the purpose and methodology of this research study.
  3. Discern the research findings in terms of patient versus family involvement in making SNF decisions.
Price: $17.95


  • CCMC 1.5 CH

This Continuing Education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been preapproved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) for 1.5 CE contact hours.

Professions: Case Manager
Test Code: PCM0318A
Published: Mar/Apr 2018
Expires: 3/1/2019
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Dara H. Sorkin PhD; Alpesh Amin MD; David L. Weimer PhD; Joseph Sharit PhD; Heather Ladd MS; Dana B. Mukamel PhD
Specialties: Case Management, Research