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Patient conditions

OHSU follows the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems' Hospital-Media Code of Conduct when responding to patient condition requests to ensure the gathering and reporting of patient information complies with state and federal laws, and does not compromise patient privacy, professional ethics or the provision of care.

A one-word condition will be provided when media have the patient’s first and last name. OHSU will not provide a condition or acknowledge that a patient is in our care if the patient has requested that no information be released.

For a patient condition, enter the correct spelling of the patient’s first and last name in the search fields below.

Patient condition definitions (as defined by the OAHHS Code of Conduct)

Good -- Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.
Fair -- Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.
Serious -- Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.
Critical -- Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.
Discharged -- The patient has been treated and released.