state medicine

noun

Medical Definition of state medicine

: administration and control by the national government of medical and hospital services provided to the whole population and paid for out of funds raised by taxation

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“State medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/state%20medicine. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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