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Descriptor in English: Patient Transfer
Descriptor in Spanish: Transferencia de Pacientes
Descriptor in Portuguese: Transferência de Pacientes
Descriptor in French: Transfert de patient
Entry term(s): Care Transition
Care Transition, Health
Care Transitions
Care Transitions, Health
Dumping, Patient
Health Care Transition
Health Care Transitions
Patient Dumping
Patient Transfers
Patient Transition
Patient Transitions
Patient Turfing
Patient Turfings
Transfer, Patient
Transfers, Patient
Transition of Care
Transition, Care
Transition, Health Care
Transition, Patient
Transitions, Care
Transitions, Health Care
Transitions, Patient
Turfing, Patient
Turfings, Patient
Tree number(s): E02.760.169.624
E02.760.400.630
N02.421.585.169.624
N02.421.585.400.630
N04.590.233.727.210.624
Scope note: Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.
Annotation: do not confuse with TRANSPORTATION OF PATIENTS or MOVING AND LIFTING PATIENTS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 87
See also the descriptors: Transfer Agreement MeSH
DeCS UI: 28845
Descriptor UI: D010360
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/05/30
Revision Date: 2017/03/16
Patient Transfer - Preferred
Concept UI M0016066
Scope note Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.
Preferred term Patient Transfer
Entry term(s) Patient Transfers
Transfer, Patient
Transfers, Patient
Patient Transition - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000601358
Scope note Movement of patients between different locations or settings with varying levels of care such as hospitals, primary and specialty care offices, nursing facilities, the patient's home and long-term care facilities.
Preferred term Patient Transition
Entry term(s) Care Transition
Care Transition, Health
Care Transitions
Care Transitions, Health
Health Care Transition
Health Care Transitions
Patient Transitions
Transition of Care
Transition, Care
Transition, Health Care
Transition, Patient
Transitions, Care
Transitions, Health Care
Transitions, Patient
Patient Turfing - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000601357
Preferred term Patient Turfing
Entry term(s) Patient Turfings
Turfing, Patient
Turfings, Patient
Patient Dumping - Narrower
Concept UI M0016065
Preferred term Patient Dumping
Entry term(s) Dumping, Patient



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