Types of hospitalization and the Need for It

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The hospital-university company guarantees hospitalization for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that require emergency or emergency interventions or for the treatment of diseases in the acute phase that cannot be treated in the clinic or at home. Admission is free for local and foreign citizens registered with the National Health Service. You can visit https://afterhrsclinic.com/urgent-care/tx/san-antonio/ to know it all.

The hospital assistance includes:

  • First aid interventions, by means of First Aid for sick or injured people in situations of medical and surgical urgency.
  • Medical services, nursing care, and every diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative act or procedure necessary to understand and resolve health problems.

Hospitalization can be:

  • Urgent: arranged by the doctor on call at the
  • Programmed emergency room: it is agreed within the department, on the proposal of the general practitioner or the specialist
  • In the daytime cycle: Day Hospital and Day Surgery.

Emergency Hospitality

Emergency response or health emergency is assured through the Emergency Department.

The Company guarantees first aid services: diagnostic and therapeutic interventions of urgency and first diagnostic, clinical, instrumental, and laboratory assessment.

It also ensures emergency and medical and surgical emergency interventions, with a global and interdisciplinary approach, guarantees the availability of brief observations and intensive cardiological and resuscitation assistance.

The complex structure Medicine and surgery of acceptance and urgency (First Aid) of the Hospital-University Company does not participate in the activities of emergency on the territory, with sick transport services, but welcomes patients who have arrived in the hospital while assuring assisted transport of patients in the event that it is necessary to transfer to another healthcare facility that is specifically competent and adequate for the management of the case received.


Access to the DEA-First Aid takes place through the intervention of the territorial emergency services (medical guard), but also with the direct access of the citizens (by ambulance or by their own means).

Urgent hospitalization is arranged by the doctor on duty at the emergency room, which receives the patient. First aid services are not carried out by “arrival order” but by implementing a priority selection based on the severity of the clinical situation, assessed by the nursing staff specializing in first aid.


While for emergency or urgent situations immediate intervention is always guaranteed, for other types of services the intervention time is conditioned by the needs related to the type and severity of the clinical situation presented, therefore it may happen that users with minor problems, they have to wait for long times; however, a preliminary observation for the evaluation of gravity is always guaranteed. At the time of acceptance, the patient is assigned a color code according to the severity:

  • Red code: top priority, immediate access to care
  • Yellow code: High priority
  • Green code: low priority: wait
  • White code: non-urgent patient: long wait

In some cases, it is essential to assess the need for admission or, once the admission has been established, to identify the specifically competent assignment department, presence of several concomitant diseases, particularly frequent in elderly patients.

In these situations, the patient can be kept in brief observation at the temporary hospitalization integrated into the Emergency Room, for tests, treatments, and monitoring for a maximum time of 24 hours, at the end of which the doctor can propose hospitalization or discharge.