A hospital discharge planning checklist is an important tool for healthcare professionals that ensures the safe and appropriate transition of patients from the inpatient hospital environment to the home, or alternate care setting. It serves as a valuable guide for healthcare providers in preparing for all aspects of a patient’s post-hospital care and helps organize a comprehensive plan of treatment that covers medical, psychological, social, and functional needs. By providing an organized structure to assess and address potential issues that can arise during the transfer process, hospital discharge planning checklists can help prevent re-hospitalizations due to poor transitions of care or inadequate follow-up.