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Experienced Gaps in Hospital Discharge Planning in Past Two Years, 2016

Source: 2016 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey
  • Australia

    29%

  • Canada

    40%

  • China

    n/a

  • Denmark

    n/a

  • France

    60%

  • Germany

    28%

  • India

    n/a

  • Israel

    n/a

  • Italy

    n/a

  • Japan

    n/a

  • Netherlands

    47%

  • New Zealand

    31%

  • Norway

    61%

  • Singapore

    n/a

  • Sweden

    52%

  • Switzerland

    45%

  • Taiwan

    n/a

  • United Kingdom

    28%

  • United States

    22%

Hospital discharge planning gap defined as: When discharged from the hospital: you did not receive written information about what to do when you returned home and symptoms to watch for; hospital did not make sure you had arrangements for follow-up care; someone did not discuss with you the purpose of taking each medication; and/or you did not know who to contact if you had a question about your condition or treatment. Base: Hospitalized overnight in past two years.