TABLE 2

Identification of Postdischarge Challenges

Challenges Identified, n (%)Total Challenges Addressed,an (%)Challenges Addressed by Family, n (%)
All challenges90 (100)71 (78.9)24 (26.7)
Medical issues (eg, fever, seizures)24 (26.7)24 (100)5 (20.8)
Follow-up19 (21.1)19 (100)14 (73.7)
 Follow-up not yet scheduled16 (17.8)
 Parents uncertain of follow-up needs2 (2.2)
 Transportation issues1 (1.1)
Medications18 (20)15 (83.3)2 (11.1)
 Do not have all needed medications7 (7.8)
 Awaiting previous authorization7 (7.8)
 Other (eg, dosage confusion, incorrect storage)4 (4.4)
Home nursing15 (16.7)0 (0)0 (0)
 Hours not staffed11 (12.2)
 Setting up new home nursing4 (4.4)
Medical supplies and equipment13 (14.4)12 (92.3)3 (23.1)
 Need supplies
 Nutrition and/or elimination5 (5.6)
 Miscellaneous (eg, pulse oximetry probes, gauze)4 (4.4)
 Respiratory2 (2.2)
 Concern and/or question about supplies and/or equipment2 (2.2)
Discharge instructions unclear1 (1.1)1 (100)0 (0)
  • —, not applicable.

  • a Total challenges addressed include challenges addressed by both the multidisciplinary complex care team and families.