UAH Admission Process

  • The intent of these guidelines is to enhance patient care and shorten the admission process from the UAH Emergency Department to UAH Inpatient Units
  • These general principles will cover the vast majority of cases and have been established based on UAH resource allocation
  • Communication among medical practitioners must demonstrate the highest level of collaboration and professionalism
  • All disagreements should be conducted and resolved strictly by attending-to-attending* physician discussions and with the intent of putting patients first
  • Services should be prepared to accept in-hospital (unit-to-unit) transfers if it becomes apparent that the patient is more appropriate for another service

    *This may be at the level of Junior Attending (R4 or more senior) where applicable