booked admission

booked admission

Medspeak-US
Admission to hospital for surgery which, while deemed necessary by the treating clinician, can be delayed, in the clinician’s opinion, for 24+ hours.

Medspeak-UK
A type of elective admission to hospital in the UK, in which the patient admitted was given a date of admission at the time of the decision to admit, and determined mainly on the grounds of resource availability.
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And patients can attend fast-track clinics where they can be diagnosed and given a booked admission date in a single visit.
Epsom managing director Nick Blofeld, who will be overseeing his first Derby meeting after taking over from Stephen Wallis, reported that anyone who had not yet booked admission tickets for Derby day would have to use the Hill, and that very few places were left for Oaks day.
The trust is also failing to meet 13 week maximum waits for outpatient appointments, maximum six month waits for inpatients and booked admissions.
E-Ceptionist(R) will be used by the NHS to automate the booked admissions process at both Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals as well as to allow more than a dozen North West London area hospitals and primary care trusts (PCTs) to book appointments with Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust via the Internet.
E-Ceptionist(R) allows Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust to deliver on the promise of automating the booked admissions process.
There will also be booked admissions so patients know exactly when they are going into hospital.
pounds 320 million to cut NHS waiting lists - including pounds 20million to extend the National Booked Admissions Programme, so patients and GPs can book hospital appointments and operation dates immediately;
The improvements would include more people receiving specialist treatment at GP surgeries and booked admissions for treatment.
Under the booked admissions procedure, parents can choose the date of their children's oper-ations - instead of the traditional system where they receive appointment dates.
Jenny Levy, the hospital's booked admissions manager, said: ``Patients and families feel as though they are entering into an agreement with the consultant so they are more likely to attend.
All surgical consultants are now covered by the booked admissions system, including all semi-urgent elective procedures such as tonsillectomies, cleft palate surgery and some neurosurgery.