A day hospital is a medical facility, not attached to an inpatient hospital. Patients are admitted and discharged on the same day to undergo their surgical, diagnostic or medical procedure. Some day hospitals have an extended license for 23 hours. This provides patients with extended recovery time for more complex procedures. Free standing day hospitals are purpose designed and built to accommodate the specific medical specialties offered to their patients.
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