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intensive therapy unit

A separate area of a hospital for patients being treated for actual or impending organ failure, who may require intensive technological support (including mechanical ventilation) and/or invasive monitoring. ITUs are distinguished from high-dependancy units by their level of staffing. A doctor is always present in ITU with a nurse:patient ratio of 1:1 or greater. While an ITU is available to all specialties, it may be restricted to a single specialty—e.g., neurosurgery.
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