emergency admission

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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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For non-elective admissions, the patient's condition does not permit adequate time to schedule the hospitalization (urgent or emergent).