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Hospital Admissions Departments

Code: LH-6300.4140

Departments of hospitals and other health care institutions (including HMOs) whose staff are responsible for formally accepting patients for treatment. Included are full stay admissions which include room and board and continuous nursing services in an area of the hospital or facility where patients generally reside at least overnight; short stay admissions, often following outpatient surgery, where patients occupy a day bed and receive nursing care but do not stay overnight; and outpatient admissions where patients enter the hospital but require no bed and leave after receiving treatment.

See Also:

Medical Records (DF-7000.5100)