How to discharge a patient?

On Careful, you can either discharge a patient from the hospital (e.g. the patient is discharged home with follow-up) or discharge the patient from your team care (e.g. the patient is taken over by another speciality or home without follow-up):

To discharge a patient from hospital, you need to update the patient’s status using the following steps:

  1. First, navigate to the team from which you would like to discharge a patient.
  2. Then click on the patient whom you wish to discharge.
  3. On their patient profile, click on the pencil symbol next to ‘STATUS’
  4. Update their status to ‘Discharged.’ You also have the option to put in the date of discharge here.

To discharge a patient from your team’s care:

  1. First, navigate to the team from which you would like to discharge a patient.
  2. Then click on the patient whom you wish to discharge.
  3. Navigate to the action menu in the top right of the patient profile.
  4. Click on ‘Discharge from team’
  5. Confirm which team you are discharging them from using the dialogue box.
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