acute care hospital
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Acute Care HospitalA UK hospital offering surgical and medical patient care for individuals facing an unexpected serious medical problem that needs immediate assessment and treatment. During acute care hospitalisation, patients receive a provisional diagnosis and treatment plan.
a·cute care hos·pi·tal(ă-kyūt' kār hos'pi-tăl)
An inpatient medical facility providing therapy for severe illness or injury; average length of stay of 30 days or fewer.