emergency admission

emergency admission

An NHS term of art for an unplanned, often urgent admission (often via A&E), which occurs when a patient is admitted at the earliest possible time; generally understood to include at least one overnight stay on short notice because of clinical need or because alternative care is not available.
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Respiratory disease, including asthma, is the most common illness responsible for an emergency admission to hospital.
In Wales there are fewer admissions but higher lengths of stay following an emergency admission.
We examined a number of separate cohorts of patients with an emergency admission to NHS acute hospital trusts for a life-threatening condition occurring between April 2000 and March 2010 (i.e., fiscal years 2000 and 2009).
"While some emergency admissions are clinically appropriate and unavoidable we know that others could be avoided by providing alternative forms of urgent care, or by providing appropriate care and support earlier to prevent a person becoming unwell enough to require an emergency admission," he said.
In 2005-06, school-age children in the most deprived areas had double the emergency admission rate for asthma compared with their least-deprived counterparts.
"All emergency admission will be in Khoula Hospital," the circular satted.
"We recognise that patients who are discharged from hospital or are at high risk of emergency admission to hospital, are likely to experience fragmented care.
Alec BaldwinAahas been released from a hospital in New York after an emergency admission in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Thompson was released from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on Friday after a battery of tests ruled out the disease but failed to locate the precise cause of the severe headaches that caused his emergency admission from home in Newmarket six days earlier.
In 1998 a woman told me, 'The anaesthetist said that unless I gave him enough money before the operation, he would not wake me up afterwards.' In 2002, the same anaesthetist told another patient, 'I would rather let you die than give you an anaesthetic, if you do not give me enough money.' 'My mother paid the bribe, because she was terrified not to,' a young woman said of her uncle's emergency admission to hospital.
Our analysis of hospital records revealed that 293 patients, aged 6 to 82 years (median: 24.8), had undergone emergency admission to the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust for the treatment of quinsy/peritonsillitis between 1990 and 1996 (patients who had established glandular fever were not included in this study).
Unplanned Transfer to Critical Care Units This item provides trend information on patients who required unplanned or emergency admission to a critical care unit from a generic patient care area.

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