Term Surgical Intensive Care
Code LD-3300.8000
Definition Programs that make lifesaving techniques and equipment available to post-operative patients who require continuous observation and, in many cases, intensive therapeutic intervention by trained medical staff. Surgical intensive care is provided in special units or distinct parts of health care facilities designed for this purpose.
Created 2/24/99
Changed 6/20/05
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See Also References Surgery (LV-8300)
External Classification Terms Emergency Medical Services & Transport (NTE E62)
Emergency Services, Hospital Based (NPC E09.03)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Related Concepts Emergency and Crisis Services
Facet Service
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