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Term: Intermediate Care Unit

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-04-20


A hospital unit designed for patients who are too ill to be cared for on regular wards, but do not require the highly specialized services that can only be provided in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Sometimes referred to as a step-down unit.

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