This date may be the same as the date of admission (e.g. most emergency admissions). Alternatively, a decision can be made to admit at a future date. This decision denotes that the PATIENT is intended to be admitted to a hospital bed, either immediately or subsequently in the future. It records the event that a clinical decision to admit a PATIENT to a hospital bed has been made by or on behalf of someone, who has the right of admission to a hospital provider.
The date will be different from the ORIGINAL DECIDED TO ADMIT DATE when the PATIENT has been transferred from another provider's list, or when the PATIENT has been admitted to hospital, discharged but not treated and is again placed on an ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST with a new DECISION TO ADMIT.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||DECIDED TO ADMIT DATES|