The role and value of surgical critical care, an essential component of Acute Care Surgery, in the Affordable Care Act: A report from the Critical Care Committee and Board of Managers of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
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From the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (H.L.F., T.M.S.), Baltimore, Maryland; University of Connecticut Hartford Hospital (K.L.B.), Hartford, Connecticut; Harborview Medical Center (J.C.), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Univer
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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22743368
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TA.0b013e31825a78d5
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.
Insurance, Physician Services
Insurance providing benefits for the costs of care by a physician which can be comprehensive or limited to surgical expenses or for care provided only in the hospital. It is frequently called "regular medical expense" or "surgical expense".
The reallocation of beds from one type of care service to another, as in converting acute care beds to long term care beds.
Medical and skilled nursing services provided to patients who are not in an acute phase of an illness but who require a level of care higher than that provided in a long-term care setting. (JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)
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