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acute-care

[ uh-kyoot-kair ]
/ əˈkyutˈkɛər /
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adjective (of a hospital)

providing emergency services and general medical and surgical treatment for acute disorders rather than long-term residential care for chronic illness.

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Origin of acute-care

First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for acute-care

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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