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Setting new standards for quality health care in frontier Alaska...
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Definition:

In the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act
of 2003, a Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) is described as:
1)     located in a community where the closest short-term acute care hospital or critical access hospital is at least 75 miles away from the community or is inaccessible by public road;
and
2)     designed to address the needs of -
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a. seriously or critically ill or injured patients who, due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons, cannot be transferred quickly to acute care referral centers; or
b.    patients who need monitoring and observation for a limited period of time.
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