urgent admission

urgent admission

A type of “sub-acute” emergency admission to an NHS hospital in the UK, which is delayed for hospital/patient reasons and the patient's condition is stable enough to allow a short delay. Urgent admission might occur after a patient attends an outpatient appointment and the doctor decides there is a clinical need to admit the patient within the next few days.
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The provider will be required to supply admission transport for the urgent admission of patients at the request of General Practitioners, these will not be emergency (999) patients, but are patients who will require a quick transfer to hospital.
Diehl also stated that Seabrook House terminated the contract because: denials being upheld after numerous appeals; Aetna Care Managers and Aetna physicians continue to ignore the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC-2); Aetna Care Managers and Aetna physicians continue to make authorization decisions based solely on financial status of patients and their families; and the process of obtaining initial urgent admission authorization for Aetna members has increased from an average 12 minutes to over 2 hours.
But at 20 weeks, I knew it didn't feel right so I went back and ended up being sent into hospital as an urgent admission as my blood platelet count was very low.
Patients in the lowest socioeconomic group were more likely to be black, to need urgent admission, and to be treated at nonteaching hospitals with low patient volumes.
An adequate examination should have led to urgent admission to hospital, a prompt diagnosis of infection and appropriate antibiotic treatment," he said.
Meningococcal septicaemia requires urgent admission to hospital where patients are treated with antibiotics - the Meningitis Trust said the faster treatment is started, the less likely it is to become life threatening.
But the family called their GP, who thought Mr Clarke might have suffered a stroke and arranged an urgent admission to hospital.
But a new urgent admission increases the pressures on beds and forces Billy's early discharge.
1 Patient admission status is represented by the dichotomous variable, ELECTIVE, which equals one for patients admitted on an elective basis and zero for patients with an emergency or urgent admission.
But you still need urgent admission to hospital so tests can confirm that the meningitis is viral and not the bacterial form, which can kill within hours.
It is also unable to admit under the Mental Health Act or respond in a timely way to requests for urgent admission.
If, on the clinical information provided, the clinician judges that immediate and urgent admission is required they would request an ambulance to provide immediate admission to hospital.