Medical procedures that require a hospital stay. An example would be any major operation such as heart bypass surgery. To reduce costs many procedures that were once performed on an inpatient basis are now performed on an outpatient basis.
A person who has been admitted into a hospital, rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility for bed occupancy for purposes of receiving inpatient services. A person will be considered an inpatient when formally admitted as an inpatient, i.e. when admitted for a period of more than 23 hours or through the census hour.
A patient admitted for healthcare, where the intention at admission was that this would not be a day case event. Includes patients who are transferred from another healthcare facility, but not interdepartmental transfers within the same hospital.
A person formally admitted by a hospital. Healthy newborn infants are not regarded as inpatients unless they have a stay of more than 10 days, or are the second or subsequent birth in multiple births. Also known as admitted patient.
if you need to be admitted to hospital for tests or treatment, you are a patient in hospital, or an inpatient. Your family and friends will be able to visit you, but you will have to stay on a ward until the consultant sends you home. up
Refers to medical services provided while admitted to a hospital. Often, insurance plans cover inpatient and outpatient services differently. Be aware that insurance companies may have their own definition of what constitutes inpatient services.
A patient who has been admitted at least overnight to a hospital or other health facility (which is, therefore, responsible for the patient's room and board) for the purpose of receiving a diagnosis, treatment, or other health services.