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Why are patients discharged from hospitals when they have not fully recovered?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Acute Care Units

Most inpatient units are considered acute care or crisis oriented units.
This means that a person will be hospitalized until a crisis episode has improved. There is an expectation that the person will require continued outpatient treatment following the hospitalization. This model arose in the 1990s as a reaction to situations in which hospitalizations were being misused for financial reasons.

In brief: Acute Care Units

Most inpatient units are considered acute care or crisis oriented units.
This means that a person will be hospitalized until a crisis episode has improved. There is an expectation that the person will require continued outpatient treatment following the hospitalization. This model arose in the 1990s as a reaction to situations in which hospitalizations were being misused for financial reasons.
Dr. William Holmes
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