Hospital Bed

A Hospital Bed includes any device that may be used to permit a PATIENT to lie down when the need to do so is as a consequence of the PATIENT's condition rather than the need for active intervention such as examination, diagnostic investigation, manipulation/treatment, or transport. Cots should be included in statistics about Hospital Beds where appropriate.

It should be noted that:


This supporting information is also known by these names:
pluralHospital Beds