Admission is the process whereby the hospital accepts responsibility for the patient's care and/or treatment. Admission follows a clinical decision based upon specified criteria that a patient requires same-day or overnight care or treatment. An admission may be formal or statistical.
The administrative process by which a hospital records the commencement of treatment and/or care and/or accommodation of a patient.
The administrative process by which a hospital records the commencement of a new episode of care, with a new care type, for a patient within one hospital stay.
Admitted patient care
Admission follows a clinical decision that a patient requires same-day, overnight or multi-day care or treatment. Admitted care and/or treatment can occur in hospital and/or in the patient's home.
The clinical decision to admit a patient to a facility may be dependent on many factors including, but not limited to:
- severity of the patient's illness
- intensity of care required by the patient
- the patient is aged nine days or less
- there is a legal requirement to admit the patient
- the primary intent of the admission is to undergo an intended/planned procedure
- the primary intent of the admission is to receive same-day medical observation/care
- there are other exceptional circumstances.
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