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Effective planning for discharge from hospital of elderly patients is becoming increasingly important as the elderly population rises Donabedian's structure-process-outcome framework was used for an evaluation of discharge planning at a large teaching hospital. This paper discusses first the difficulties of defining the boundaries between each of the three Donabedian categories, and then makes some suggestions as to what factors require inclusion when considering the structures, processes and outcomes of discharge planning for elderly patients