Serious case

A serious case refers to a condition of a patient characterized by gravity or danger wherein based on the objective findings of a prudent medical officer on duty for the day when left unattended to, may cause loss of life or cause permanent disability to the patient, or in the case of a pregnant woman, permanent injury or loss of her unborn child. (Sec. 2(b), B.P. 702, as amended by R.A. Nos. 8344 and 10932)