What does a step down bed mean?

A term of art for a hospital bed in the UK in which the occupying inpatient needs less-intensive care than before (i.e., is “stepped down”) and is either moved to a new facility/ward or the bed being used is reclassified (e.g., from an orthopaedic ward bed to orthopaedic rehabilitation bed), or else is an ITU/ICU

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