avoidable admission

avoidable admission

A term of art for an admission to a hospital bed in the UK that may be regarded as unnecessary, had alternative services been available.
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In addition to improvement in the bottom line, we also noted a 17 percent reduction in emergency department visit rates (per 1,000 cases) year over year, a 33 percent reduction in avoidable admissions year over year, and a 10 percent increase in follow-up visits after avoidable admission year over year.
Using a model derived from logistic regression analysis of the data, it was found that elective surgery and anaesthetic factor (VCCAMM category 1, 2 or 3) were predictive of an avoidable admission.
4) Help people with a diagnosis of dementia live in their local community for as long as they can, exercising choice and control over their support and preventing avoidable admission to long term residential care.
reduce the number of avoidable admissions (and readmissions) to hospital
pdfThe critical successes factors that the CCG~s will be expecting to achieve through procurement are, an integrated urgent care service: Which contributes to the CCG wide target to reduce avoidable admissions to hospital in a sustainable way (linked with the current Better Care Fund BCF headline outcomes).
Although much better prepared fiscally, hospitals are conflicted, or at least hesitant, to make this switch, because much of the savings comes from avoidable admissions and readmissions.
The key implication of these results is that population-based informatics can amplify the impact of programs designed to improve quality and prevent avoidable admissions and, at the same time, speed the rate of translation of evidence-based interventions to entire populations.
Presumably, telemonitoring technologies would reduce otherwise avoidable admissions specific to an exacerbation of CHF.
They said the lack of constant on-site medical leadership was exacerbating inappropriate or avoidable admissions - an A&E audit indicated 20% of referrals into Glan Clwyd could have been avoided.
Local GP Dr Rhys Davies, from the Llangollen Health Centre, supported the board's plans to cut avoidable admissions but said it was wrong to shut the hospital.