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The fifteen included studies showed no increase in patient readmission or complication rates or increased lengths of stay with criteria-led discharge which the authors argue demonstrates patient safety. The authors therefore suggest that the safety, quality, and length of stay for patients discharged through criteria-led discharge are inextricably linked to the process adopted for its implementation.