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 example, preoperative coagulopathy (AOR 3.08; p<0.01), peripheral vascular disorders (AOR 1.25; p=0.03), hypertension (AOR 1.26; p<0.01), and non-elective admission (AOR 1.32; p<0.01) were associated with hemorrhagic complications.
Across England from 2005/06 to 2014/15, there has been a 30.2 per cent decrease in the death rate for both strokes and heart attacks, a 31.7 per cent reduction in deaths following coronary artery bypass graft procedures and a 23.2 per cent drop in the death rate following surgery after a non-elective admission.
"Looking at the effect of loneliness and social isolation on health outcomes it has a profound impact on life expectancy, on non-elective admissions and on both the on-set and the progression of long term conditions."
Rates of non-elective admissions are amongst the highest in the country and are growing.
Intensive care for the elderly: outcome of elective and non-elective admissions. J Am Geriatr Soc 1987;35:312-18.