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Guidelines for Use of Observation Status for Patients

Purpose:

To evaluate the use of observation status for a patient.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

response to therapy, adverse effects, complication detection, referral and transfer

ICD-10:

Description:

Observation status involves the short term use of an inpatient hospital bed for a patient. It can be used for short term therapy or to help determine if the patient needs to be admitted as an inpatient.

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