When a patient is discharged from the hospital, what are the hospital's and the treating physician's responsibilities?

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Question: When a patient is discharged from the hospital, what are the hospital's and the treating physician's responsibilities to ensure continuity of care, appropriate home support or referral to a convalescent facility. Also, what continuity of care procedures are part of the discharge procedure?

Answer: Please visit the section Leaving the Hospital on our Web site for more information on continuing care, discharge and follow-up appointments.

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