The hospital information section of the hospital consumer report identifies
the type of hospital or the primary focus of this hospital. Hospitals are classified
by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as follows:
Children’s Hospitals have services that are furnished
to inpatients predominately under the age of 18 years.
Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) are small rural community hospitals that provide needed medical services to underserved areas. Critical access hospitals have 25 beds or less and average hospital stays of 96 hours or less.Long Term Hospitals have an average patient length of stay of greater than 25 days.
Psychiatric Hospitals provide diagnostic and treatment services to patients
with mental/ and/or emotional disorders.
Rehabilitation Hospitals provide medical, health-related social and/or vocational
services to disabled individuals to help them attain their maximum functional
Short Term Hospitals have an average patient length of stay of 25 days or less. These are also referred to as Acute Care Hospitals.
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