As the world population continues to increase, the demand for Acute care facilities will rise. The primary purpose of acute care is to improve health by treating sudden, unexpected, emergency episodes of care with effectiveness, diagnostic measures, and curative actions. It serves as an entry point to healthcare for individuals with emergent and urgent conditions.
Acute hospital care, a branch of healthcare providing short-term treatment for addressing various medical diseases such as heart attack, flu, broken care, common cold, pneumonia, and many general areas where the patient could become acutely unfit and require stabilization with transfer to another higher facility for further treatment. Hospital-based acute inpatient care typically has priority to discharge patients as soon as they are confirmed healthy and stable. Acute care may require staying in the emergency department and hospital ambulatory surgical center. Some of the other diseases included under acute care include coronary care, cardiology, intensive care, and neonatal intensive care.
The global acute hospital care market was valued at USD 2.90 Trillion in 2020. It is specifically predicted to hit around USD 4.58 Trillion by 2027. The growth in acute care needs will rise due to increased incidences of trauma, unmet medical necessities in the developing world, and the increasing size of aging patients.
Also, there are acute care physicians which are responsible for providing medical care services for the patients, including diagnosis, and administration of medications. These physicians have the same duties as regular physicians, but usually diagnose patients with a short-term illness or patients recovering from medical conditions that require ongoing treatment and medications.
Global health care systems and specifically the US healthcare system is facing the need to care for increasing numbers of older patients with complex needs with almost one million older persons are hospitalized per year for treatment of an acute illness. They often experience many challenges including a loss of independent physical functioning during the course of an acute illness requiring hospitalization and thus often associated with adverse health outcomes for these patients.
Therefore, Acute Care for Elders (ACE) units were designed as a cost-efficient model of care to reduce the risks of functional decline and to enhance the patient’s physical functioning.
To promote better health for seniors by providing long-term and post-acute care facilities, smartData is developing an innovative electronic medical record software, thereby improving quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care. It collects information about patient demographics, complaints, assessments, and assists in monitoring trends in patient conditions. It also monitors patient compliance and provides access to primary care and care coordination among care providers to help improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.
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