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secondary care

noun

Definition of SECONDARY CARE

:  medical care provided by a specialist or facility upon referral by a primary care physician — compare primary care, tertiary care

First Known Use of SECONDARY CARE

1976

secondary care

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SECONDARY CARE

:  medical care provided by a specialist or facility upon referral by a primary care physician that requires more specialized knowledge, skill, or equipment than the primary care physician has—compare primary care, tertiary care

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