tertiary care

noun

Definition of tertiary care

: highly specialized medical care usually over an extended period of time that involves advanced and complex procedures and treatments performed by medical specialists in state-of-the-art facilities — compare primary care, secondary care

Examples of tertiary care in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alameda’s network includes tertiary care hospitals in Cairo, as well as diagnostic centers, outpatient clinics and specialist care facilities. Mirette Magdy, Bloomberg.com, "Cleopatra Hospital to Acquire Alameda Health’s Egypt Assets," 26 Dec. 2020 The need right now is to address primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "The MBBS has lost its relevance in India, says the man behind the world’s cheapest hospital," 15 Sep. 2019 Named after renowned heart surgeon Dr. John Ochsner, the institute is a comprehensive cardiac and vascular tertiary care center with multiple locations. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute inaugural gala is 'A Red Tie Affair'," 21 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tertiary care.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of tertiary care

1972, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tertiary care

Time Traveler for tertiary care

Time Traveler

The first known use of tertiary care was in 1972

See more words from the same year

Statistics for tertiary care

Cite this Entry

“Tertiary care.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tertiary%20care. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for tertiary care

tertiary care

noun

Medical Definition of tertiary care

: highly specialized medical care usually over an extended period of time that involves advanced and complex procedures and treatments performed by medical specialists in state-of-the-art facilities — compare primary care, secondary care

Comments on tertiary care

What made you want to look up tertiary care? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!