The Criteria to Admit Decision Support Tool is a support reference tool to provide guidance when making decisions on patient admission.
Developed by a team of experienced senior emergency, acute medicine and geriatric medicine consultants, this tool is designed as an to aim decision making, not remove clinical judgment.
The tool is endorsed by the National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care, national leads for Same Day Emergency Care and Reducing In-Hospital Length of Stay, Emergency Care Improvement Support Team and NHS England & NHS Improvement
The ultimate decision to admit remains with the senior decison maker
This tool is not suitable for mental health services or children
Find out more at link below, inlcuding short introduction video, a helpful audit tool and the decision flow chart