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Descriptor English: Day Care, Medical
Descriptor Spanish: Centros de Día
Descriptor Portuguese: Hospital Dia
Descriptor French: Soins de jour
Entry term(s): Care, Day
Day Care
Hospitalization, Partial
Medical Day Care
Partial Hospitalization
Tree number(s): E02.760.246
N02.421.585.246
SP2.031.312.153
VS3.002.001.002
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003631
Scope note: Institutional health care of patients during the day. The patients return home at night.
Annotation: care to patients hospitalized only during day-time hours; for children in day-care schools use CHILD DAY CARE CENTERS or SCHOOLS, NURSERY
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Halfway Houses (1966-1967)
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 2016; see DAY CARE 1968-2015
History Note: 2016 (1968)
DeCS ID: 3648
Unique ID: D003631
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/30
Day Care, Medical - Preferred
Concept UI M0005685
Scope note Institutional health care of patients during the day. The patients return home at night.
Preferred term Day Care, Medical
Entry term(s) Care, Day
Day Care
Hospitalization, Partial
Medical Day Care
Partial Hospitalization



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