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secondary care

noun

Definition of secondary care

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



1976

First Known Use of secondary care

1976


Medical Dictionary

secondary care

noun

Medical Definition of secondary care

  1. :  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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