intermediate care

(redirected from step-down care)
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in·ter·me·di·ate care

 (ĭn′tər-mē′dē-ĭt)
n.
1. A level of medical care in a hospital that is intermediate between intensive and basic care.
2. A level of care for chronically ill, disabled, or elderly individuals, as in an intermediate care facility.
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Four core terms to master Out-of-date terminology Correct terminology (NHS) Enhanced services Extended primary care services Community services Services delivered outside of hospital Shared care Services delivered by primary care in partnership with hospital Step-down care Community monitoring or Primary care-based management
Nursing homes have specialist care teams that can support hospitals in providing the step-down care that will be essential to alleviate pressures.
This probably gave rise in Colombia to the concept of step-down care, an idea widely developed by Dr.
Recovery residences are a licensed level of care in the state, with mandated minimum staffing and typically are part of a treatment continuum that goes from detoxification (if needed) to step-down care with transitional support services, and then finally to a recovery residence.
5 to seven days; reduce the readmission rate from six per cent to four per cent; and reduce the rate of step-down care (where patients need more help than before when they are discharged, so have to go to a rest-home, rather than home, or from rest-home to private hospital) from 14 per cent to eight per cent.
Residential substance abuse treatment is available in the secure care facility with six-month programming provided for those whose assessments indicate that intensive treatment is needed along with step-down care and community follow-up.
The majority (89%) of children who were not ready for discharge or transfer to step-down care required the same level of care at review as they had at the time of their admission to the ward.
In a statement the MHRT said it had "no choice" but to discharge Mr Williams because he did not satisfy the criteria for detention under the Mental Health Act 1983, adding the panel "took steps to satisfy itself that appropriate arrangements for step-down care were in place".
Maldonado said dexmedetomidine costs about $10 per patient more than propofol, but saves a tremendous amount of money in unused hospital days and step-down care associated with delirium.
Maldonado said dexmedetomidine costs about $10 per patient more than propofol, but noted that it saves a tremendous amount of money in unused hospital days and step-down care associated with delirium.
However, emphasis will also be given to the promotion of independent living and intermediate step-down care by developing more short-stay accommodation, increased day-care provision and specialist day, night and respite care for elderly people with mental health problems.