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.
The IJB is working with care homes to reduce avoidable admissions to hospital by targeting those who have higher rates.
* reduce the number of avoidable admissions (and readmissions) to hospital
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.
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.