avoidable admission

avoidable admission

A term of art for an admission to a hospital bed in the UK that may be regarded as unnecessary, had alternative services been available.
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Using a model derived from logistic regression analysis of the data, it was found that elective surgery and anaesthetic factor (VCCAMM category 1, 2 or 3) were predictive of an avoidable admission.
4) Help people with a diagnosis of dementia live in their local community for as long as they can, exercising choice and control over their support and preventing avoidable admission to long term residential care.
This new feature will enhance the existing functionality around potentially avoidable admissions and potentially avoidable in-patient days.
Although much better prepared fiscally, hospitals are conflicted, or at least hesitant, to make this switch, because much of the savings comes from avoidable admissions and readmissions.
They said the lack of constant on-site medical leadership was exacerbating inappropriate or avoidable admissions - an A&E audit indicated 20% of referrals into Glan Clwyd could have been avoided.
Local GP Dr Rhys Davies, from the Llangollen Health Centre, supported the board's plans to cut avoidable admissions but said it was wrong to shut the hospital.
By providing an alternative to avoidable admissions, observation units allow hospitals to reserve inpatient beds for patients who truly need them, Holt says.
Increasing numbers of people with diabetes, respiratory and coronary heart diseases will be supported at home with regular check-ups and medication monitoring, preventing crises and avoidable admissions to hospital.
A GREATER proportion of avoidable admissions arrived in the late afternoon and early evening, suggesting a reflection of the work patterns of GPs.