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|GRADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL||80 JESSE HILL, JR DRIVE SE ATLANTA, GA 30303||June 15, 2016|
|VIOLATION: TIMELY DISCHARGE PLANNING EVALUATIONS||Tag No: A0810|
|**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on review of policies and procedures, medical records and staff interview, it was determined that the social worker/case manager failed to conduct within 24 hours, an initial discharged planning assessment for four (4) of nine (9) patients records reviewed.
Review of facility's policy entitled "Care Management (SW/NCM)" last revised 4/2012, revealed that care management would document an initial discharge planning assessment within 24 hours of admission to the unit/floor or on the first business day.
Review of the following patients' records revealed as follows:
1) Patient #4 was admitted on [DATE] at 1:31 p.m. and the initial discharge planning assessment was performed by the social worker/case manager on 4/13/16 at 6:18 p.m.
2) Patient #6 was admitted on [DATE] at 9:13 p.m., and did not have an initial discharge planning assessment until 5/18/16 at 1:23 p.m.
3) Patient #7 was admitted on ,d+[DATE]//16 at 7:11 p.m. and the initial discharge assessment was conducted on 5/5/16 at 4:10 p.m.
4) Patient #8 was admitted on [DATE] at 8:44 p.m. and the initial discharge assessment was not conducted until 5/25/16 at 3:29 p.m.
During an interview on 6/13/16 at 10:00 a.m., in a facilty conference room the Interim Patient Safety Officer acknowledged the above findings.