clinical decision unit


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clinical decision unit

A unit found in some UK hospitals which is designed for rapid patient assessment and treatment of emergencies with a view of avoiding unnecessary admission to hospital.
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Table 1: Changes in emergency department operational metrics after expansion of a clinical decision unit.
OVER-crowding at hospital emergency units will be reduced by the opening of Clinical Decision Units (CDUs).
University Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center has established the Clinical Decision Unit within the Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center.
After the procedure, the patient "was returned to the Emergency Department's Clinical Decision Unit, where she began to complain of positional dizziness and nausea.
5m would be found through efficiency savings Staff would be redeployed to other areas Other cuts include pounds 600,000 by cut-ting inappropriate medical admissions to Arrowe Park by opening a pounds 1m clinical decision unit and pounds 350,000 by admitting more routine surgery patients as day cases.
Plans to further improve emergency services are currently in place with expanded hours for the Fast Track Program and the opening of a Clinical Decision Unit this fall.
The $423,805 grant to Carle Foundation Hospital will help renovate the facility s Clinical Decision Unit and expand their Emergency Room.
The expanded clinical decision unit at Morriston Hospital will be available from August 22, as will 22 beds at Ward Six in Singleton Hospital and 10 beds in Ward 20 at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.
Mr Dunleavey was kept in overnight and eventually transferred to the hospital's clinical decision unit, from which he absconded.
The lab captures other key elements of a hospital environment as well by having a fully featured Emergency Department, Clinical Decision Unit Department, and an exam room, all of which are equipped with cameras that are monitored by a two-way mirror in a control room.
Main concerns were A&E, emergency assessment unit and wards 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12 Patients were moved to an unstaffed "dumping ground" of a clinical decision unit to "stop the clock" of the four-hour A&E waiting time target.
Reasons why the target has not been met include a lack of in-patient beds to cope with demands from both emergency and scheduled admissions in the emergency department, the clinical decision unit and observation ward.

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