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.
Help people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and their wider family, to live as well as possible with the condition, promoting their Wellbeing throughout stages 3 to 6 of the Dementia Journey (the Dementia Journey is described in Part A section 2.4) 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.
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.