Acute care refer to services that diagnose and treat specific diseases, thus halting or slowing their progression; ideally, acute care seeks to return an individual to full health , th at is, to approximately the same functional capacity possessed when the person became ill.

Acute Care refers to a kind of care that is generally provided for a short period of time to treat a certain condition or illness. This may include doctor's visits, short-term hospital stays, surgery, and X-rays.

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