waiting-list admission

waiting-list admission

A type of inpatient or day-case admission to hospital in the UK which occurs when a patient whose name was on an inpatient or day-case waiting list for the specialty is admitted to that specialty as planned. Waiting-list admissions cover all patients whose names were on a true waiting list, a deferred-admission waiting list or a planned-repeat-admission waiting list for the specialty, and who are admitted as planned.
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