Acute medicine encompasses the care of patients admitted to Victoria’s public hospitals as inpatients with an acute medical condition. Acute medical inpatients may be admitted under general medical units or specialist medical units (such as cardiology, oncology, respiratory or aged care).
The care needs of acute medical inpatients vary widely, with some patients requiring comprehensive care planning for chronic and complex conditions.
Managing acute medical inpatients services
The goal of acute medical inpatient care is for all patients to receive the best care, delivered to the highest standards in the most effective, efficient and personalised way.
Reviewed 05 October 2015