Discharge

Explore patients’ experiences of discharge or transfer from hospital

About

The National Inpatient Experience Survey 2021 follows the patient's journey through hospital from admission to discharge. Eleven survey questions ask about patients’ experiences relating to discharge, including notice of discharge and provision of information. This report focuses on patients’ experiences of discharge or transfer from hospital.

Key findings

Discharge - Published May 2022

6.9 Out of 10

As in previous years, discharge or transfer was the lowest-rated stage of care again in 2021, with an average patient rating of 6.9 out of 10. Responses showed that patients did not always receive the information they needed when being discharged from hospital.

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Discharge

Planning and preparing for discharge from hospital

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Information about care at home after discharge

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Medications

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Interactive results

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