Micro-hospitals are become increasingly common, but many providers still lack a solid understanding of what a micro hospital is, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.
Microhospitals are independently licensed facilities with acuity comparable to a community hospital, but at a fraction of the size, the article said.
The term has grown to include $100 million-plus projects with up to 50 beds but a micro-hospital has been commonly defined as having about eight to 15 beds.
The buildings range in size from about 30,000 to 60,000 square feet and can include ancillary service lines and physician offices.
The acuity level of a micro-hospital is slightly lower than that of a community hospital.
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