Instruments for evaluation of the risk of prolongation of hospitalization

Diana Andreia Santos Modas*, Elisabete Maria Garcia Teles Nunes

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Abstract

Objective: To map the existence of instruments for evaluation of the risk of prolonged hospitalization time with hospital discharge delay of the patient. Methods: It was conducted a scoping review of the literature in accordance with suggested by the Joanna Briggs Institute. It was carried out research on the electronic platform Ebscohost: Medline, Cinahl, MedicLatina, Cochrane Data Base of Systematic Reviews; PubMed, in repositories (RIMAS, RIAP, RIUIS, RCAAP and Veritati) and Google Scholar. The bibliographic references of the selected documents were consulted. Results: From the research carried out, 7 articles were selected for analysis, which included 4 instruments: Patient Status of Continence, Ambulation, Age, Social Background and Thought Processes; 4-Score, Blaylock Risk Assessment Screen and The Multidisciplinary Record. Conclusion: The risk of prolonged hospitalization time with hospital discharge delay can be evaluated using 4 types of instruments. This assessment focuses mainly on the patient's cognitive function, age, reliance on daily living activities, mobility and social support, and is committed to an early and preventive discharge planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-245
Number of pages9
JournalACTA Paulista de Enfermagem
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Length of stay
  • Patient discharge
  • Review literature as topic
  • Risk assessment

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