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 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

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Tertiary care.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tertiary%20care. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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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

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