Is Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, a psychiatric hospital?


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Although Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, has a 19 beds available for psychiatric care for adults, it is not a psychiatric hospital. Over 900 beds on the hospital campus are dedicated for acute patient care, reports Duke Medicine.

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Duke University Hospital has clinical care, as well as primary care, available for patients on the hospital campus. In-home care and hospice care is offered as well, states Duke Medicine. Same-day surgery is available on the campus in the form of ambulatory surgery, defined by the Ambulatory Surgical Center Association as a convenient alternative to outpatient procedures performed by the hospital. Ambulatory surgery can be either diagnostic or preventive procedures, according to ASC Association.

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