admitting privileges

What is admitting privileges?

admitting privileges is The authorization given by a health care organization’s governing body to medical practitioners and, in some cases, other professionals who request the privilege of admitting and/or treating patients. Privileges are based on a provider’s licence, training, experience and education.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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