day-case admission

day-case admission

A patient admission in the UK which marks the start of a day-case episode of care, in which the patient is:
(1) admitted from outside the NHS as a waiting list admission, the usual scenario, or
(2) from an NHS inpatient service in the same or another hospital, a so-called day-case transfer-in, or
(3) by direct access from a GP.
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Examined from a different angle, the figure for those ordinary and day-case admissions from June 2000 to June 2001 increased by 4,728 to 54,246.