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

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secondary care

noun

medical Definition of secondary care

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

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