tertiary care

tertiary care n highly specialized medical care usu. 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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the services provided by specialized hospitals equipped with diagnostic and treatment facilities not available at general hospitals or by doctors who are uniquely qualified to treat unusual disorders that do not respond to therapy that is available at secondary care centres. Compare primary care, secondary care.

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treatment given in a health care center that includes highly trained specialists and often advanced technology.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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