soft medical services

'soft' medical services

Managed care A general term for relatively intangible medical services, which encompass prevention initiatives–eg, anti-smoking programs, screening for CA, HTN, and ↑ cholesterol, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, women's health, children's health. Cf 'Hard' medical services.
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