One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Special medical treatment in which a patient who is dangerously ill is kept under constant observation, typically in a dedicated department of a hospital.‘the baby survived in intensive care’‘he was in a critical condition and needed intensive care’as modifier ‘she's in the intensive-care unit’
- ‘The new hospital will provide a wide range of medical services including intensive care and long stay.’
- ‘High risk obstetrics and neonatal intensive care are high cost, low volume specialties.’
- ‘The patient was immediately taken off the medication and given intensive care.’
- ‘He created joint chairs for both anaesthesiology and intensive care at all Soviet medical schools.’
- ‘Severe sepsis is common in intensive care and has a high associated mortality.’
- ‘From these endeavours emerged the subspecialties of pain treatment and intensive care.’
- ‘However, demand for intensive care for preterm infants in individual units varies and is unpredictable.’
- ‘The initial focus of neonatal intensive care was on improving survival.’
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