Table 1

Emergency Admissions in England
In England, patients may be admitted to hospital as emergencies if, when they fall acutely ill or are injured:
1 they or their carers take them to the emergency department of a hospital;
2 or they are taken to an emergency department by an ambulance;
3 or a general practitioner (GP; including out of-hours services) arranges emergency admission via an emergency department or directly to a hospital ward;
4 or by other routes, for example, through an outpatient department if a patient attends a clinic when seriously ill.

Adapted from Blunt, Bardsley & Dixon (2010).

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