The alertness, gait and mortality of severely ill patients at two months after admission to a resource poor sub-Saharan hospital—Why is post-discharge surveillance not routine everywhere?

Published: 6 January 2016
Author(s): Barbara Nabayigga, John Kellett, Martin Otyek Opio
Issue: January 2016
Section: Original Article

Mortality, the first level of the first tier of the Outcomes Measures Hierarchy used to assess the value of health care, is the only hospital outcome usually measured. Gait and alertness after discharge are important to patients; they capture much of the second level of the first tier of the hierarchy, and are required to more fully assess the benefits, value and quality of care.