Criteria for Hospital Admission/Exclusion
The hospital is the level of services more restrictive for the patient, so you must be sure that this is the appropriate level of treatment you need. Then mentioned you the more frequent criteria for admission and exclusion, but the determination of your admission or discharge will be based on the initial assessment of the patient, which considers all physical, mental and social aspects of the patient.
Admission criteria most frequently asked are the following:
• Suicidal Ideas
• Homicide Ideas
• Active hallucinations (Visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile)
• Disorganization of thoughts that make the patient is dysfunctional in society.
• Auto-aggressive behavior
• Major depression that affects the functionality of the patient
• Chronic drug or alcohol abuse that affects the functionality of the patient.
• Patients who have not responded to treatments or other less restrictive level of care.
• Patients with any physical condition that needs being treated in a hospital or emergency room.
• Patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
• Patients younger than 18 years.
• Patients who need total assistance in their activities of daily living