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Patient acute-care treatment

Patient acute-care treatment is a branch of secondary health care where a patient receives active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery.

Patient flow

The movement of patients through a healthcare facility, in this case, an emergency department.

Patient monitoring systems

Patient monitoring systems measure, record, distribute and display combinations of biometric values such as heart rate, SPO2, blood pressure, temperature and more.

Patient-centered care

Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.

Performance-based or functional specifications (or output/outcome-based specifications)

An approach to specifying procurement requirements which focuses on the results to be achieved rather than the detailed inputs. For example, instead of specifying that a building needs to have a certain type of insulation or lighting, a performance-based specification could state that it must achieve a minimum energy rating.

Personal Protective Equipment

Protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection.

Phased contract

A contract which provides for two or more distinct phases and can be terminated without fault at the conclusion of any of those phases. The phases may relate to distinct activities such as R&D, prototyping or the production of a test series or execution of a pilot. The contract may specify the conditions under which the next phase will proceed or this may be left to the discretion of the contracting authority.


Medical doctor.

Point-of-care testing

Medical diagnostic testing performed at the time and place of patient care.


A person actively involved and having experience in a discipline, profession, especially medicine

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