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Inpatient and Day Case Activity Edit

A patient is termed an inpatient when they occupy a staffed bed in a hospital and either remain overnight (whether intended or not) or are expected to remain overnight but are discharged earlier. An inpatient\u2019s admission can be an emergency, an elective or a transfer. A day case is when a patient makes a planned attendance for one day to a specialty for clinical care and requires the use of a bed (or trolley in lieu of a bed). Although a day case is usually completed on the same day, the patient may need to be admitted as an inpatient if they are not fit to be discharged.

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License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Health and Social Care
Maintainer Public Health Scotland
Date Created 2019-11-05
Date Updated 2024-02-27
Original dataset link https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/inpatient-and-daycase-activity

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