diversion status

A temporary status for a health care facility, in which it informs local emergency medical services that its beds are full and it cannot take new patients

diversion status

Bypass status Hospital care A temporary status for a health care facility, where its administration informs its emergency medical services that the hospital is full. See Antidumping laws.
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Hours spent on diversion status (deciding whether to accept ambulance patients) went from 30 hours per month to 17 hours
The hospital in Leominster has been on diversion status for relatively short periods, like four or five hours at a time, said Diane Barletta, assistant director of the Central Massachusetts Emergency Medical Systems Corp.
For example, while 2 of every 3 hospitals reported asking ambulances to be diverted to other hospitals at some point in fiscal year 2001, a smaller portion--about 1 of every 10--reported being on diversion status for more than 20 percent of the year.
From fiscal 2006 to 2008 discharges remained relatively flat due to capacity constraints, in particular the emergency department was often on diversion status and the operating room tended to generate a wait list for elective procedures.
For example, when the ED is near diversion status, an automatic notification can be sent to designated personnel in or outside of the hospital to help improve patient throughput, productivity and efficiency.