How to discharge a patient
How can I discharge a patient from my team?
You can discharge a patient when your team's episode of care has ended.
To discharge click the ‘discharge button’ on the patient summary page.
What happens when a patient is discharged?
When you discharge a patient in PKB your team will no longer have access to the shared data in the patient's record. You continue to retain access to data that was added by your team and you can continue to search for the record within your organisation. You can add the patient back to your team at any time if you resume care . To formally access a patient's record after discharge you have to enter the reason for the access, including explicit consent (e.g. the patient is with you in clinic), implicit consent (e.g. after a new referral) and break-the-glass emergency (e.g. the patient is unconscious in your emergency department)
You can not start new message threads with discharged patients, but can continue existing discussions with them. Patients can also continue replying to existing message threads, even after being discharged from the team.