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OZARKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF GRAVETTE 1101 JACKSON STREET SW GRAVETTE, AR 72736 Dec. 2, 2014
VIOLATION: NURSING SERVICES Tag No: C1050
Based on review of clinical records, policy and procedure review and interview, the Facility failed to address discharge planning for four (#7-10) of four acute care clinical records. Failure to address discharge planning did not ensure adequate planning was performed to enhance the patient's ability to go to the appropriate level of care at discharge and prevent re-admission. The failed practice affected four (#7-#10) of four acute care patients. Findings follow:

A. Review of the policy and procedure titled Discharge Planning, received from the Quality Services Director at 1345 on 12/01/14 revealed the following under standards 1. All patients admitted to this institution should be screened for the necessity for discharge planning within 24 hours of admission. ... 3. Follow-up documentation should be made at least every seventy-two (72) hours.

B. Review of the clinical records of Patients #8 and #10 revealed no evidence of discharge planning. The above was verified by the Swing Bed Coordinator on 12/02/14.

C. Review of the clinical records of Patients #7 and #9 revealed no evidence of discharge planning. The above was verified by the Director of Medical Records on 12/02/14.