community care patient
community care patientA patient in the UK who requires or receives community health or social care services.
Community care patient/client:
• Has an identifiable physical condition or mental illness or disability.
• Is an expectant or nursing mother receiving community care services
• Has contact with community care professionals as part of a population screening, preventative medicine or health promotion programme.
• Has a condition (e.g., frailty) requiring community healthcare.
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