Management of diabetic, acute & chronic complications
Bronchial asthma management
Chest infections (other)
Blood diseases (Anemia & thrombocytopenia)
Criteria for Admission to the Service
Patients will be admitted to the service through either emergency department, ambulatory service or transferred from other services or hospitals.
In all cases the attending physician (consultant or specialist) has the authority to accept or reject admissions to the internal medicine service. In the event of disagreement, the head is to be consulted, then to the medical director if necessary.
Patient will be admitted to the care of an attending physician with a privilege appropriate to the presenting problem otherwise the patient will be assigned to a different attending physician, other service or referred to a tertiary care hospital.
Admission will be based upon the individual patient’s needs and the available resources in ASH that is a secondary hospital.
Patients who need more advanced resources and more complex care are referred to tertiary care hospitals.
Patients eligible for ICU admissions are those requiring a specific service considered essential to their care which is not available on the general medical/surgical nursing units (refer to ICU admission and discharge criteria).