reason for visit

reason for visit

Ambulatory care A raison d'être of a medical encounter in an outpatient setting, equivalent to chief complaint(s) in Pts admitted to the hospital. See Chief complaint.
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The system electronically reads a visitor's ID (driver's license or business card) and captures relevant information in a secure database file, along with the name of the person being visited, reason for visit, and entry and exit times, while printing a visitor badge in less than 20 seconds.
Among some interesting statistical details: In 2009-2010, cold symptoms were the most common reason for ER visits by children (27%); injuries were the most common reason for visits by adults (14%).