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What’s the difference between a critical care and an intensive care unit?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
7 doctors agree
In brief: Same thing
Different hospitals have different terms for specialized care units that take care of the sickest patients.

In brief: Same thing
Different hospitals have different terms for specialized care units that take care of the sickest patients.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Interchangeable
The terms are essentially interchangeable.
Critical care and intensive care are both used to describe a unit or medical specialty in which seriously ill or injured people receive care. These units may be general critical care or intensive care units that care for a wide variety of conditions, or neonatal, pediatric, adult, cardiac, surgical. Or neurosugical units.

In brief: Interchangeable
The terms are essentially interchangeable.
Critical care and intensive care are both used to describe a unit or medical specialty in which seriously ill or injured people receive care. These units may be general critical care or intensive care units that care for a wide variety of conditions, or neonatal, pediatric, adult, cardiac, surgical. Or neurosugical units.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: They are the same
An intensive care unit is the same as a critical care unit.
Different hospitals call it different things.

In brief: They are the same
An intensive care unit is the same as a critical care unit.
Different hospitals call it different things.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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