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hospital

 [hos´pit'l]
an institution for the care and treatment of the acutely sick and injured.
day hospital a facility that offers professional health care, such as psychiatric care or rehabilitation services, to individuals who require services but are able to return to their homes overnight.
hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee a committee established in 1991 by the United States Government with members appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. It provides advice and guidance related to isolation practices and serves as an advisory committee to the centers for disease control and prevention for updating guidelines and policy statements related to control of nosocomial infection.
open hospital
1. a mental hospital, or section of a hospital, without locked doors or other forms of physical restraint.
2. a hospital to which health care providers who are not staff members may send their own patients and supervise their treatment.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

day hos·pi·tal

a special facility, or an arrangement within a hospital setting, that enables the patient to come to the hospital for treatment during the day and return home or to another facility at night. Compare: night hospital.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

day hospital

A hospital, or a specified area within a hospital, which provides services on a regular daytime basis for specific patient/client groups—e.g., the elderly, mentally ill or those with learning disabilities.

Services normally provided
Assessment, rehabilitation, maintenance of function and clinical treatment.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

day hos·pi·tal

(dā hospi-tăl)
Special facility or within a hospital setting, which enables the patient to come to the hospital for daily treatment and return home at night.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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