tertiary care

noun
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

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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First Known Use of tertiary care

1972

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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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