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1 the act of being received into a place or class of things.
2 a patient accepted for inpatient service in a hospital.
3 a concession or acknowledgment.


(1) The point at which a person begins an episode of care—e.g., by arriving at an inpatient ward.
(2) The point at which a person enters hospital as a patient.
Vox populi A statement by a person accused of doing a certain action acknowledging having done that action. 

Hospital/Healthcare admission types, Scotland
Emergency admission
30  Emergency admission, no additional detail added
31  Patient Injury Self-inflicted—injury or poisoning
32  Patient Injury Road traffic accident (RTA)
33  Patient Injury Home incident—including assault or accidental poisoning in the home.
34  Patient Injury Incident at work—including assault or accidental poisoning at work.
35  Patient Injury Other injury—including accidental poisoning outside of home—not elsewhere classified.
36  Patient Non-injury—e.g. stroke, acute MI, ruptured appendix.
38  Other Emergency admission—including emergency transfers.
39  Emergency Admission, type not known.
Other Admission
40  Other admission types, no additional detail added.
41  Home birth.
42  Maternity admission. 
43  Neonatal admission. 
48  Other
Routine Admission
10  Routine admission, no additional detail added.
11  Routine elective from waiting list as planned, excludes planned transfers.
12  Patient admitted non-emergently on day of decision to admit, or following day because suitable resources are available.
18  Planned transfers.
19  Routine admission, type not known.
Urgent Admission
20  Urgent admission, no additional detail added.
21  Patient delay—for domestic, legal or other practical reasons.
22  Hospital delay—for administrative or clinical reasons e.g. arranging appropriate facilities, for test to be carried out, specialist equipment, etc.
SMR (Scottish Morbidity Record) Data Manual


Hospital practice An episode of in-hospital health care. See Frequent flyer, Nth admission, Readmission.


n the voluntary concession or admission that a fact or allegation is true.
admission, hospital,
n 1. a full stay. The formal acceptance by a hospital or other inpatient health care facility of a patient who is to be provided with room, board, and continuous nursing service in an area of the hospital or facility where patients generally reside at least overnight.
n 2. a surgicenter with short stays. Day bed only with nursing; patient does not stay overnight.
n 3. an outpatient admission. Pertains to a patient who enters the hospital but requires no bed; the patient enters for treatment and leaves after treatment.
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Fishery inspectors of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources issued a total of 46 admission of guilt fines for illegal activities during the past holiday season, amounting to N$22,000.
They issued a statement through a spokeswoman which said: "The family of British film maker James Miller confirmed today that it accepted a settlement fromthe Israeli government saying that after five-and-a-half years since his death this is the nearest they are likely to get to an admission of guilt by the Israeli government.
He went on to dissect the language of the letter, suggesting there was a hidden admission of guilt.
The law also permits physicians to express their regret and condolences for a negative outcome, without having their statements being used as an admission of guilt.
An admission of guilt and a solemn promise to follow the board's recommendations aren't enough to keep the agency from repeating past mistakes, the critics say.
The spectators "visualize" what is happening close to them: they hear both the victim's dying words and an eyewitness' description of the deed, followed by its perpetrator's admission of guilt.
Although there was no admission of guilt by any party, the Competition Authority welcomed the undertakings as "in the public interest".
O'Brien of Phoenix, Arizona, who made an "unprecedented" admission of guilt in exchange for avoiding indictment for obstruction of justice in a series of sex abuse cases, has resigned following his indictment in a fatal hit-and-run incident in which a local man, Jim Lee Reed, 43, died.
From the original admission of guilt, experienced investigators refine their techniques by using all of the case facts to point out the flaws and insufficiency in the original admission and to obtain a fuller, more accurate description of the suspect's criminal behavior.
After all, what corporate body in its right mind ever goes public with an admission of guilt even before charges have been laid and the litigators have set their clocks?
Hanging for an hour is dreadfully painful, but the law requires that the accused not be reduced to the point of death, whereas an admission of guilt would have carried the risk of capital punishment or a potentially fatal jail sentence.
The genuine surprise of Deng Ziaoping as he observed that the massacre in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, where perhaps 1,000 died, was totally insignificant in comparison to the scale of events in China in the comparatively recent past, clearly amounts to an admission of guilt.