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Experienced Gaps in Hospital Discharge Planning in Past Two Years

Source: 2014 Commonwealth Fund International Survey
  • Australia

    41%

  • Canada

    44%

  • China

    n/a

  • Denmark

    n/a

  • France

    54%

  • Germany

    56%

  • India

    n/a

  • Israel

    n/a

  • Italy

    n/a

  • Japan

    n/a

  • The Netherlands

    59%

  • New Zealand

    n/a

  • Norway

    70%

  • Singapore

    n/a

  • Sweden

    67%

  • Switzerland

    56%

  • United Kingdom

    38%

  • United States

    28%

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: Age 65 plus and hospitalized overnight in the past two years.