Admission ward
Name Adm_ward
Chapter MINAP/Admission
Definition
The purpose of this question is to determine where immediate care took place. Refers to the unit to which the patient is admitted either from A&E or directly by ambulance service and where patient will spend majority of first 24 hours in hospital. If pateint admitted direst to cath lab, enter facility to which patient admitted on leaving lab.
Data Type Categorical
Data sources MINAP
Repeated No
Valid event date range 01/01/2003 - 08/06/2009
Agreed 01/12/2010 (Revision 9.1)
Category DefinitionNotes
1 Cardiac care unit A unit providing level 2 facillities. This may be cardiac care facility shared with ITU or HDU, or might be part of a cardiac ward or general ward, but providing a higher level of monitoring and cardiac nursing numbers and expertise.
2 Acute admission unit A unit for the assesment of non- specific acuet medical admission.
3 General mediacal ward A medical ward without fixed monitoring facilities or additional cardiac nursing expertise.
4 Intensive therapy unit Where this is separate from CCU, and is not the usual place of care for early infarction ( post - arrest or when CCU is full, etc ).
5 Other To record patients admitted to non- mediacal ward or who had infarction while already in hospital.
6 Died in A&E Very important for interpretation of mortality data.
7 Cardiac ward (non CCU) A cardiac ward, having staff with specific cardiac nursing expertise, but without necessarily higher numbers of staff / patient or central monitoring facilities.
8 Stepdown ward A facility normally used primarily for patients after initial care on CCU.
9 Unknown
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