Hospital Admissions Introduction
There may come a time when you or a loved one may need to be admitted to a hospital. Today's large urban hospitals can be confusing and somewhat frightening for someone not familiar with how they work. In general, there are two major types of hospital admissions, emergent and elective. Emergent usually happens when a patient seen in the emergency department is subsequently admitted to the hospital. Elective hospital admissions occur when a doctor requests a bed be reserved for a patient on a specific day. The patient then checks in at the admissions office and does not go to the emergency department. Elective admissions make up the majority of hospital admissions, but this percentage varies markedly with some hospitals. To get the most out of your hospital stay, the following article provides you information on these vital issues:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/20/2016
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