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stepped care

care adjusted in stages (steps) according to the failure or lack of effect of lower intensity interventions.
See also: stratified care.
Synonym(s): step care

stepped care

Treatment that follows a predetermined or algorithmic sequence. The simplest, most affordable, or most broadly effective treatment regimen is used first. If that fails or causes side effects, other options are employed one after another until an endpoint is reached.
See also: care
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