acute care

adjective

: providing or concerned with short-term usually immediate medical care (as for serious illness or traumatic injury)
acute care hospitals
an acute care nursing unit
compare chronic care, intensive care entry 2
acute care noun

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“Acute care.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acute%20care. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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