Definition of primary care in English:

primary care

Syllabification: pri·ma·ry care
(also primary health care)


  • Health care at a basic rather than specialized level for people making an initial approach to a doctor or nurse for treatment.
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    • In the Australian healthcare system general practitioners provide the most accessible primary health care for adolescents.
    • The aim of this study was to identify referral pathways from primary care for women with ovarian cancer.
    • Having health insurance was associated with utilization of both primary health care and drug treatment.

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