Health care facilities that are licensed to operate twenty-four hours per day and offer diagnostic and treatment services as well as emergency and critical care services for people who have illnesses or injuries which require immediate, short-term intervention.
Key words: Acute Care Critical Access Hospitals; Acute Care Hospitals; Acute Care Medical Faciltities; Acute Care Medical Centers; Cardiac Intensive Care; Coronary Intensive Care; Emergency Rooms; Emergicenters; General Acute Care Hospitals; General Hospitals; General Intensive Care; High Risk Infant Unit Care; Hospital Emergency Care; Hospital-Based Emergency Care; ICUs; Inpatient Hospital Care; Intensive Care; Medical Centers; Military Hospitals; Neonatal Intensive Care; Neurological Intensive Care; Osteopathic hospitals; Pediatric Intensive Care; Premature Nurseries; Respiratory Intensive Care; State Hospitals; Subacute Care Hospitals; Surgical Intensive Care; Trauma Centers; Veterans Hospitals
Scope notes: General hospitals can provide non-hospital health care services such as long-term, rehabilitative, and nursing care, as well as maintain freestanding outpatient and diagnostic facilities. These facilities should be differentiated from Community Health Systems (E21) which include either two or more hospitals or are parent companies of diversified single hospital systems; Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (E30) which are restricted to outpatient care only; and Nursing Facilities (E91), which provide long-term care.
Includes: Teaching hospitals that file separate IRS documents from their parent university.
Excludes: Comprehensive management support for single hospital systems, USE E21.