- •Intermediate Medical Care Units are essential tools in the monitoring and treatment of clinically unstable patients at risk of organ failure.
- •IMCU allow earlier hospital discharges of stable ICU patients, reduce the need of ICU readmissions and reduce patients mortality.
- •Due to the strict admission criteria of the ICUs, many patients are refused and intermediate care may present as the missing piece of this puzzle.
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