- providing emergency services and general medical and surgical treatment for acute disorders rather than long-term residential care for chronic illness.
Origin of acute-care
First recorded in 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for acute-care
Your loved one cannot be cured in an acute-care hospital but is not ready for hospice.Meet America's Overworked Caregivers
April 30, 2010