- catch·ment area 'kach-mənt- n the geographical area served by an institution
* * *the geographic area from which a hospital can expect to receive patients and on which in Britain the designated population of the hospital is based. There is no statutory requirement forcing patients to use the hospital(s) of their area, but a code of zoning practice exists for some specialties (e.g. mental illness). A hospital may have a smaller catchment area (e.g. a National Health Service District) for common specialties than for rarer ones, which may be shared between several districts (regional specialty) or regions (supraregional specialty). See also independent contract.
* * *the geographical area that a specialized health care facility is responsible for serving.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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