Emergency Medical Centers

Buildings, groups of buildings, or relatively large areas within a building specializing in the prompt treatment of acute illness, trauma, or other medical emergencies, often having treatments for a broad range of illnesses and injuries. The term is distinguished from "emergency rooms," which tend to be smaller facilities or rooms attached to a general hospital.

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3027
Names
emergency medical centers
emergency medical center
EMC
centers, emergency medical
emergency units
eerstehulpdiensten Dutch
eerstehulppost Dutch
eerstehulpposten Dutch
centros médicos de emergencia Spanish
centro médico de emergencia Spanish

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Buildings, groups of buildings, or relatively large areas within a building specializing in the prompt treatment of acute illness, trauma, or other medical emergencies, often having treatments for a broad range of illnesses and injuries. The term is distinguished from "emergency rooms," which tend to be smaller facilities or rooms attached to a general hospital.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006730. The J. Paul Getty Trust.