in human geography, refer to the geographical area and the human population which attracts external attention. In healthcare, it may also refer to a specific geographical area being served by a community mental health center as part of a larger health care program.

CATCHMENT AREA: "Catchment area refers to a local area being served by a hospital, community health center, or social service agency."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CATCHMENT AREA," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed October 22, 2021).