highly specialized care rendered to people who are at risk of handicap or death. Tertiary care frequently necessitates the need for advanced technologies rendered by highly specialized doctors and institutions.

TERTIARY CARE: "My mother's insurance company is refusing to pay for her tertiary care needs."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TERTIARY CARE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tertiary-care/ (accessed November 25, 2020).