intermediate care

Definitions

Health Economics

  • (written as Intermediate Care)
    There seems to be no generally agreed definition of intermediate care but it might in a general way be thought of as a group of multi-professional services that do not require the resources of a general hospital but are beyond the scope of a normal (in the UK) primary care team. More or less the same as 'continuing care'. There are few economic studies and other evaluative research studies appear to be poorly controlled.

Medical

  • noun care following surgery or illness that can be delivered in special units attached to a hospital or in the person’s home by a special multidisciplinary team
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