Definition of primary care in English:

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primary care

Pronunciation:
(also primary health care)

noun

Health care at a basic rather than specialized level for people making an initial approach to a doctor or nurse for treatment.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pri·ma·ry care

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