Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN and Kierra Foley, BSN, RN

Post-Acute Stays in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Patient Experiences

Feb. 10, 2021

What kind of care do patients expect after they are discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility (SNF)? And how do those expectations align with care they actually receive from physicians and advanced practitioners? We know surprisingly little about the patient care experience in these post-acute settings, even though 1.5 million people in the U.S. are discharged to them each year. One fourth of those people die or are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.