SECONDARY CARE

Provision of a specialized medical service by a physician specialist or a hospital on referral by a primary care physician. Compare with: primary care; tertiary care.

SECONDARY CARE: "The patient required secondary care for his illness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECONDARY CARE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-care/ (accessed October 13, 2019).
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