Quality standard

Quality statement 8 (placeholder): Hospital discharge care bundle

Quality statement 8 (placeholder): Hospital discharge care bundle

What is a placeholder statement?

A placeholder statement is an area of care that has been prioritised by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee but for which no source guidance is currently available. A placeholder statement indicates the need for evidence‑based guidance to be developed in this area.


Hospital discharge care bundles are designed to ensure that every person leaving hospital receives the best care. They emphasise the key interventions in the management pathway, including details of settings for care and treatment. There are several elements of ongoing care that an adult with COPD should start before discharge from hospital, which can improve their outcome. There is currently a lack of evidence‑based guidance about the details that should be included in these care bundles. [new 2016]