Summaries that serve as the primary documents communicating a patient's care plan to the post-hospital care team.
The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.
Computer processing of a language with rules that reflect and describe current usage rather than prescribed usage.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "California" is a place, specifically a state on the western coast of the United States, and not a medical term or concept. Therefore, it doesn't have a medical definition.
Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.
Medical and skilled nursing services provided to patients who are not in an acute phase of an illness but who require a level of care higher than that provided in a long-term care setting. (JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)
A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
A management function in which standards and guidelines are developed for the development, maintenance, and handling of forms and records.
Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.
A telecommunication system combining the transmission of a document scanned at a transmitter, its reconstruction at a receiving station, and its duplication there by a copier.
Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
The term "United States" in a medical context often refers to the country where a patient or study participant resides, and is not a medical term per se, but relevant for epidemiological studies, healthcare policies, and understanding differences in disease prevalence, treatment patterns, and health outcomes across various geographic locations.