acute care hospital

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Acute Care Hospital

A 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.
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