tertiary medical care


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ter·ti·ar·y med·i·cal care

specialized consultative care, usually on referral from primary or secondary medical care personnel, by specialists working in a center that has personnel and facilities for special investigation and treatment.

tertiary medical care

A level of medical care in a facility staffed and equipped to administer comprehensive care. This level of care is usually provided in a large hospital to which the patient has been referred or transferred. It includes techniques and methods of therapy and diagnosis involving equipment and personnel not economically feasible in a smaller institution because of underutilization.
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Japanese doctors are mainly advocates at the secondary and tertiary medical care levels.