secondary medical care

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sec·on·dar·y med·i·cal care

medical care by a physician who acts as a consultant at the request of the primary physician.

secondary medical care

Medical care of a patient by a physician acting as a consultant. The provider of primary medical care usually refers the patient for expert or specialty consultation or for a second opinion.
See also: care
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It also highlighted difficulties in funding secondary medical care for refugees.
In theory, the marriage of primary and secondary medical care is easy to envision.
Women presented with more health problems (2286 vs 1598 per 1000 patients per year) and made greater use of secondary medical care (306 vs 376 referred diagnoses per 1000 patients per year) than men, especially in the age group of 25 to 44 years.
The HRC had already stopped providing secondary medical care as of June 30.

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