secondary care

noun

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

Examples of secondary care in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Compared to 2019, that was about 50 minutes of extra secondary care per day for men and 66 minutes of extra time for women. Lila MacLellan, Quartz, 22 July 2021 The need right now is to address primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, 15 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of secondary care was in 1976

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“Secondary care.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20care. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

secondary care

noun
: 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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