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Glossary


ACUTE CARE BEDS
Acute care beds are beds accommodating patients where the principal clinical intent is to do one or more of the following: - manage labour (obstetric) - cure illness or provide definitive treatment of injury - perform surgery - relieve symptoms of illness or injury (excluding palliative care) - reduce severity of illness or injury - protect against exacerbation and/or complication of an illness and/or injury which could threaten life or normal functions - perform diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. [Source: 2001 Data Collection on Education Systems: Definitions, Explanations and Instructions, UNESCO, OECD, Eurostat, page 45] See also: Hospital beds
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