Early Supported Discharge

Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is defined in the Quality Based Procedures (QBP): Clinical Handbook for Stroke (p. 87) as “a form of rehabilitation designed to accelerate the transition from hospital to home through the provision of rehabilitation therapies delivered by an interprofessional team in the community. It is intended as an alternative to a complete course of inpatient rehabilitation …”. Resources developed to support the implementation of ESD can be found on the CorHealth website at this link.