LODGED PATIENT

A PATIENT temporarily accommodated in an Accident and Emergency Department or elsewhere for whom a DECISION TO ADMIT has been made; but who remains waiting in the nursing care of the Accident and Emergency Department for longer than is appropriate for his/her condition before moving to a WARD. This occurs in cases where:

  1. Pre-arrangements have been made for movement to a WARD, or
  2. A decision to admit has been made as a result of an Accident and Emergency Attendance . Any facility set up to treat emergency and/or walk in cases is regarded as an Accident and Emergency Department for this purpose.
 

This class is also known by these names:
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pluralLODGED PATIENTS

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