Consider the last time you, a family member, or a friend encountered an unexpected health concern. Did you twist your ankle and weren’t sure if it was broker? Did you develop discomfort in your chest and weren’t sure if it was indigestion or a heart attack? Did your child develop a fever and cough and you weren’t sure if this illness required antibiotics to get better. These are all problems that need the help of health services know as acute care.
Author(s): Keith E. Kocher, University of Michigan Medical School, Emergency Medicine
John Z. Ayanian, University of Michigan Medical School, Internal Medicine, and Institute for Health Care Policy and Innovation