Acute Medical Unit

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Acute Medical Unit

A dedicated ward in the UK which is either co-located with or geographically separate from A&E, for the acute medical care of patients who
(1) present to hospital as medical emergencies and thus are referred directly to the AMU from primary care or community settings, or
(2) are admitted via A&E, or
(3) develop an acute medical problem whilst in hospital.
AMU patients may be under the care of consultants in medical and/or surgical specialties.
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