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primary care

Line breaks: pri|mary care
(also primary health care)

Definition of primary care in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Health care provided in the community for people making an initial approach to a medical practitioner or clinic for advice or treatment: GPs occupy key positions in primary care [as modifier]: primary care services
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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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