The measurement of the intensity of nursing care required by a patient.
the purpose of this work, we use the term acuity as an umbrella term
which encompasses other terms such as dependency, intensity and
complexity to describe the expanse of care that a patient requires
based on their holistic needs.
The term acuity has two main attributes:
1. Severity, which indicates the physical and psychological status
of the patient
2. Intensity, which indicates the nursing needs, complexity of care
and the corresponding workload required by a patient, or group