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Inappropriately discharged

Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management Cause: Inappropriate Discharge

The following information was requested:

  1. The number of received claims where you have paid out damages where one of the reasons stated within the claim was that the patient was inappropriately discharged from hospital.
  2. The number of successful claims where you have paid out damages where one of the reasons stated within the claim was that the patient was inappropriately discharged from hospital.

For each of the following time periods:

  • 2017-2018
  • 2018-2019 (or up until the most recent month)
  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015

Could you please also provide the definition of the cause code “inappropriate discharge”, or if possible a breakdown of the types of incidents covered by this code?

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