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(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
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Hospital practice An episode of in-hospital health care. See Frequent flyer, Nth admission, Readmission.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said he was detained until he signed an admission of guilt.
However, when there is no multimillion dollar lawsuit, an admission of guilt and an apology and a plan to avoid further complications are probably the best response.
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.
He said Armstrong's is not an admission of guilt. 'This is a rebuke of a process that is disgusting and unfair.
"Wright's admission of guilt is indicative that some journalists will do anything to get a story, even commit(ing) a criminal act," he said.
But, of course, we will never see such a step since this would require an admission of guilt by the establishment.
Doesn't offering blood money equate to admission of guilt? I don't claim to be a law expert, in fact don't know much about it, but common sense is common sense.
But even that, says Taylor, who is still revered by the supporters for taking Villa back up to the First Division and then to the brink of the title in 1990, is seen as an admission of guilt.
Mr Miller's family said that the settlement was the nearest they could get to an admission of guilt from Israel.
"Byrne was with reference to the admission of guilt, Culhane accepting an admission he aided and abetted a corrupt practice, on the basis we didn't pursue a charge of passing information for reward.
A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but a statement that no defence will be presented.
"If a doctor apologizes and says 'I'm sorry,' I don't think that's an admission of guilt," says Drasco, a partner in Lum, Danzis, Drasco & Positan in Roseland, N.J.