intermediate care


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.


  • 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