Discharge Lounges Done Right

(from the February 2021 ACP Hospitalist)

By Janet Colwell

Studies show how to make these waiting spaces useful, even in a pandemic.

Discharge lounges have been used for decades at busy hospitals to alleviate overcrowding, offering a comfortable waiting area for patients who are ready for discharge but await transportation home and freeing up inpatient beds for those newly admitted or boarding in the ED.

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