Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of shared care in English:
(In the UK) an arrangement between a welfare agency and the family of a mentally or physically ill person for the provision of respite care or emergency assistance.
- When patients cannot be cured they and their general practitioner will have time to sort out benefits and develop a plan of shared care with the oncologist or palliative care specialists.
- We do not prescribe subsequent obstetric care, which will be determined on an individual basis and may be led by specialists, general practitioners, or midwives, or by shared care.
- A study of shared care of patients with moderately severe asthma also found that it was equally effective as hospital care and produced cost savings in secondary care without a significant increase in primary care workload.
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