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Acute care

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Acute care is a branch of secondary health care where a patient receives active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery. In medical terms, care for acute health conditions is the opposite from chronic care, or longer term care.

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Google previewCardiac Nursing, A Companion to Braunwalds Heart Disease (2016)

Nursing, Nursing by CTI Reviews

Acute care is a branch of secondary health care where a patient receives active but shortterm treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery. In medical terms, care for acute ...

Google previewBasic Allied Health Statistics and Analysis (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Acute care is a branch of secondary health care where a patient receives active but shortterm treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery. In medical terms, care for acute ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

Ed. by Ross M. Mullner by Ross M. Mullner

acute care, ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

ACUTE CARE: A pattern of health care in which a patient is treated for an acute ( immediate and severe) episode of illness, for the subsequent treatment of injuries related to an accident or other trauma, or during recovery from surgery.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

Background Discharge planning from inpatient acute care is mandated in the United States for all patients treated in hospitals that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding. The discharge plan requirement includes counseling of the patient and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Meredith Kazer

Several studies have recently documented the essential nature of continuity of care across settings for optimal acute care outcomes (Boyd et al., 2010; Counsell, Callahan, Tu, Stump, & Arling, 2009). increasingly, critical care of older adults ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Retirement and Finance (2003)

by Lois A. Vitt

A sponsor assembles acute care and LTC services into a contracted service network. Sponsors have included HMOs, hospitals, LTC organizations, and joint ventures. 2. Capitated finance. Sponsors operate under full-risk, prepaid, limited ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

acute care, a pattern of health care in which a patient is treated for a brief but severe episode of illness, for the sequelae of an accident or other ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

ACIF acute care index of functions; anterior cervical ...

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Alexandra Hospital's 24-hour Acute Care Clinic

24-hour Acute Care Clinic at Alexandra Hospital (manage by Sengkang Health)

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