A patient discharge which marks the end of an inpatient episode and occurs when the patient: (1) is transferred outside the NHS; (2) is transferred to another NHS inpatient or day case service; or (3) dies.
The SID includes individual inpatient discharge records in terms of all patients, regardless of payer, from community hospitals in Florida 2011; and contains variables such as principal and secondary diagnoses and procedures, payment source (e.
In addition, the authors merge the hospital IT adoption data to millions of inpatient discharge records on every Medicare, fee-for-service patient admitted for one of four high-mortality conditions: acute myocardial infarction; congestive heart failure; coronary atherosclerosis; and pneumonia.
This enabled the hospital to accept payments at all points of patient interaction, including: an online patient portal; all clinical and administrative locations; educational classes; and even iPads used for inpatient discharge.
Pat Hackett, a director of the NHS organisation, said: "This new approach to providing community care is designed to reduce unscheduled hospital admissions, facilitate early inpatient discharge and really empower patients and carers to manage their own conditions.
a professor of public policy at Georgetown University, Washington, analyzed 6 years of inpatient discharge data to compare the practice patterns of physicians who were owners of cardiac specialty hospitals in Phoenix and Tucson with those of physicians who only treated patients in full-service community hospitals with an accredited cardiac care program.
Our analysis of all inpatient discharge data from the 25 urban specialty hospitals for which these data were available--about one-fourth of all specialty hospitals we identified nationwide--showed that 21 of the 25 specialty hospitals treated lower proportions of severely ill patients than did area general hospitals.