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Table 1 Use of ATC as a discharge option

From: Practicality of Acute and Transitional Care and its consequences in the era of SwissDRG: a focus group study

Theme Limited implementation (of ATC) Challenges associated with ATC Needs of complex patients
Sub-theme 1   Lack of familiarity with ATC Nursing home concept does not fit ATC patients
Sub-theme 2   Additional administrative burden Nursing homes are not prepared to care for complex health needs
Sub-theme 3   Inherent limitations of ATC regulation: (a) 14 days and (b) cost issues