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tertiary

(tûr′shē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Third in place, order, degree, or rank.
2. Of, relating to, or designating the short flight feathers nearest the body on the rear edge of a bird's wing.
3. Chemistry
a. Of, relating to, or having a carbon atom that is attached to three other carbon atoms in a molecule.
b. Of or relating to the replacement of three of several atoms or groups in a compound, such as an amine in which three valences of the functional group are taken by carbon atoms.
c. Of or relating to salts of acids containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms.
n. pl. tertiar·ies
A tertiary feather.

tertiary

adjective Referring to an advanced level or stage; as in, tertiary healthcare, tertiary syphilis.

tertiary

adjective Referring to a third level

tertiary

The ordinal that follows primary and secondary, used especially when the third stage of a disease has distinct characteristics, as in SYPHILIS.

Patient discussion about tertiary

Q. I am looking for an Enterprise-wide Hospital Management Software to run a tertiary level of care Hospital. The software should be an ERP taking into account all the hospital's operation from reception to admission, tranfer, to discharge, including facility management, account department operations to house keeping and Human Resources Management

A. Not really my field, but googling would give you plenty of results, and this one (http://www.business.com/directory/health_care/facilities_and_health_systems/facilities_management/) might be a good place to start your search.

Also, here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_healthcare_software) you can find a list of open source healthcare software you may find usefull.

Goodluck!

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Tertial cutoffs of the current study were similar to those for a set of more than 600 node-negative invasive breast carcinomas in which most mitotic counts were performed by pathologists other than J.S.M.
Breast carcinomas with proliferation indices in the low tertial had distinctly better prognosis than carcinomas in the mid tertial in 2 sets of patients we have studied, (4,11) and these findings are consistent with reports by other investigators.
Tertial cutoffs may not be transferable from one breast carcinoma population to another.
Our results suggest that 3 or more sets of 10 HPFs should be counted when the first count is less than 6, and that 5 sets are needed to classify a carcinoma as lower tertial versus mid tertial when the count is near the cutoff.
Mitotic index results should be reported on a continuous scale in addition to tertial results.