inpatient episode

inpatient episode

As defined in the UK, the period of time which an inpatient spends under the care of a consultant within a specialty in a hospital/significant facility. Inpatient episodes begin with an inpatient admission (or inpatient transfer-in) and end with an inpatient discharge (or inpatient transfer-out or death).
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According to these guidelines, a secondary diagnosis should only be coded if the management of the patient during the inpatient episode is affected by therapeutic, diagnostic, nursing, or monitoring efforts.
A summary of each inpatient episode is recorded in Caresys and stored in the NT hospital morbidity dataset (HMD), in which all inpatient episodes for each person can be linked.
All patient details were recorded prospectively and followed until the end of their inpatient episode.
In these examples, if SNF care is always included with the inpatient episode the quality of care might suffer since physicians may have a financial incentive to avoid SNF placements.
many entries in the documentation have no time next to them" and "poor documentation throughout this inpatient episode has contributed to difficulty in establishing facts relating to the level and standard of care given.
What impact do various authorization policies have on inpatient episode frequency?
The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of being a patient with a brain tumor and the perception of the care received during an inpatient episode in a neurosurgery clinic of a university hospital.
The study showed that after 2006 regulations, hospital outpatient payments per service and hospital payment per inpatient episode grew at a slower rate.
Hospital characteristics consisted of type of ownership, teaching status, location, number of specialties, number of beds, number of medical staff, types of equipment, patient volume, and medical costs per inpatient episode.
The main and extended care data sets contain patient's demographic information and summary information about each inpatient episode.
Additional contributing factors were lower payments per claim for hospital outpatient services with more frequent use of these services but lower payments per service, and higher overall payment per hospital inpatient episode.
Active patients had at least one of the following during this period: an outpatient visit, an inpatient episode, a CD4 test, or an HIV-1 RNA test.