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ADT A02 - Transfer Patient

In hospitals, there might be a need to change patient's physical location (transfer a patient). This HL7 event is useful in notifying other hospital systems that patient has changed the location and required services need to be redirected.

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ADT A07 Change Inpatient to Outpatient

In hospitals,there might be a need to change an Inpatient to Outpatient. This happens when patient admitted as inpatient is no longer admitted but still receiving care/services.

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ADT A06 Change Outpatient to Inpatient

In hospitals,there might be a need to admit an outpatient as inpatient. This happens when patient comes as outpatient and after diagnosis, doctor decides to admit patient.

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ADT A17 - Bed Swap

In hospitals, there might be a need to swap beds between two patiens. HL7 has provided this trigger event (A17 Bed Swap) to perform this task.
This is a special kind of message which contains two different Patient ID & Visit segments for both patients.

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