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health carealso health·care (hĕlth′kâr′)
The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions.
adj. also health-care (hĕlth′kâr′)
Of or relating to health care: the health care industry.
the provision of medical services(as modifier)
any field or enterprise concerned with supplying services, equipment, information, etc., for the maintenance or restoration of health.
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|Noun||1.||health care - social insurance for the ill and injured|
social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
Medicare - health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
Medicaid - health care for the needy; a federally and state-funded program
primary health care - health care that is provided by a health care professional in the first contact of a patient with the health care system
|2.||health care - the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession|