inpatient admission

inpatient admission

A term which, as defined in the UK, is an emergent, urgent or routine admission to hospital which marks the beginning of an inpatient episode, and entails a full admission procedure with completion of registration documents and formal acceptance of the patient by the hospital, the specialty and consultant for inpatient care. Inpatients may be admitted from outside the NHS, from another NHS inpatient service or day-case service, or as outpatients.
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Specifically, patients who present with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, with no underlying complicating factors and no physical signs of dehydration, should typically be treated in the observation setting while the need for inpatient admission is determined.
Primary care physicians received the initial list and quarterly updates of patients on their lists who had an emergency department visit or inpatient admission or did not follow-up with them in the clinic within 2 weeks of the high-cost encounter.
The current investigation focuses on the gamut of diagnostic services that may be furnished by a hospital within three calendar days of a patient's inpatient admission.
For each inpatient admission, up to ten discharge diagnoses were recorded.
Meyer said in his complaint that several HMA hospitals had won higher government payments from the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled, in part by "the submission of fraudulent billing to Medicare through the improper admission of patients as inpatients even though such patients clearly did not meet the standards for inpatient admission.
In 1996, the Head and Neck Surgery Foundation's Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee recommended that children 3 years and younger be admitted as inpatients for adenotonsillectomy, adding obstructive sleep apnea as another indication for inpatient admission.
This will mean that most cases will be treated as out-patients and then in their own homes rather than as an inpatient admission.
Many procedures that until recent years were routinely performed following inpatient admission are now performed in ambulatory surgery suites or in day surgery' programs.
Design-build contract for the construction of two 25-bed units - 1 unit for psychiatric inpatient admission,- 1 unit of long-stay psychiatric hospitalization.
HMO patients experience somewhat lower inpatient admission use rates with slightly shorter average lengths of hospital stay.
The 32,387 inpatient admissions for the 11 month interim period are greater than the yearly inpatient admission totals for each of the past two fiscal years.
Graylands HITH provides a contemporary and safe alternative for patients who would normally require an inpatient admission when their needs exceed the level of support provided by Community Mental Health Services, Mrs Morton said.