acute care


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acute care

n.
Short-term medical treatment, usually in a hospital, for patients having an acute illness or injury or recovering from surgery.
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The bill would let Medicare create a system for paying for bundles of post-acute care services, such as stays in long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, rather than paying for each service provided separately.
Welcome to the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy
Community members have been battling the planned closure, saying elderly and infirm patients need interim care after hospitalization, but the hospital says it needs the beds for acute care.
When a resident with MRSA is transferred to an acute care facility, it is most important that the EMTs be informed that he or she has MRSA, because once that resident is admitted to the acute care facility, he or she will be placed on Contact Precautions.
The availability of hospital acute care beds provides access to inpatient medical and surgical services.
Senior Living Business Interactive will be hosting an important webcast to address the importance of acute care and post-acute care integrationon Thursday, February 7, 2013.
Newhall Memorial's transitional-care unit provides skilled nursing care, often to elderly patients, who no longer need acute care but are not ready to return home.
Flannery: "Case managers from the acute care hospital make contact with post-acute care case managers at the point where patients differ from the clinical pathways.
LONDON -- Acute care is particularly taxing for caregivers in hospitals as they have to deal with increased workloads, greater paperwork, shortages of staff and follow a template-based approach to care for their patients.
The 27-bed transitional-care unit provides skilled nursing care, often to elderly patients, who no longer need acute care but are not ready to return home.
The inclusion of post-acute care providers in Medicare PSOs is imperative because without post-acute care providers, Medicare PSOs could perpetuate outmoded acute care models and jeopardize successful Medicaid reform, as well.
Regency Hospital is a Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospital designed to meet the needs of critically ill patients who require an extended time in an intensive care type setting.
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