In November and December 2017, a nationwide web- based survey was conducted among 5816 nurses working in nursing homes and home nursing (members of The Norwegian Nursing Organization). Altogether 88% of Norwegian municipalities were represented (378 of 429). The survey focused on local nurses’ experiences’s and perspectives from vertical coordination of discharging older patients from hospitals. The respondents’ answered several questions about their collaboration with hospitals in the critical phase when older patients were transferred to their workplace. A main purpose with this survey was to investigate whether there is a connection between amount and types of collaboration and how well older patients are taken care of in the transition from hospitals to local care services.