acute care

adjective

Medical Definition of acute care

: 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

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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 Jun. 2021.

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