SECONDARY CARE By N., Sam M.S. - 5 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." Related Psychology Terms LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) Developing a Case Study DAY HOSPITAL (Day Care Program) FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) FAMILY CARE READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY RUSH, BENJAMIN (1746-1813) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SECONDARY CARE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-care/ (accessed June 27, 2022).