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health care

also health·care (hĕlth′kâr′)
n.
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.

health care

n
the provision of medical services(as modifier)

health′ care`

or health′care`,



n.
any field or enterprise concerned with supplying services, equipment, information, etc., for the maintenance or restoration of health.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.health care - social insurance for the ill and injuredhealth 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 professionhealth care - the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
care, tending, attention, aid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
Translations
zdravotnictví
zdravstvo

health care

nassistenza sanitaria

health care

n atención or asistencia médica, atención or asistencia sanitaria (esp.Esp), servicios de salud or sanitarios or médicos, salud f; — — directive V. advance directive; — — provider profesional mf sanitario, proveedor -ra mf de salud; — — system sistema m de salud; home — — atención médica domiciliaria; right to — — derecho a atención or asistencia médica, derecho a servicios de salud; to obtain — — obtener atención or asistencia médica; universal — — sistema m de salud universal; [Note: health care is a broad concept which admits many possible translations in Spanish. The above examples reflect current usage.]
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According to the Health Service Journal, Lansley said: "I may have been secretary of state at the time but I still had a Sunday evening where I was trying to find him in the hospital that he had been taken to by an ambulance, and that took me about an hour and a half.
The report, seen by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), recommends a range of possible actions such as a recruitment freeze starting in the next two years, a reduction in medical school places from October, and an early retirement programme to encourage older GPs and community nurses to stand down, to make way for "new blood/talent".
Only a handful of primary care trusts (PCTs) were passing on funds in line with the Department of Health's "fair shares" guidelines for equitable distribution, according to figures released to the Health Service Journal under freedom of information legislation.
By the end of the decade, six European Union countries that currently use health insurance cards plan to issue 167 million smart cards to help residents claim state health care in other countries, according to a recent article in the Health Service Journal.
Top doctors from the Royal, Aintree, Whiston, Southport, Warrington and Chester emergency Open letter from doctors to Theresa departments all put their name to the letter, which was shared with the Health Service Journal.
Royal College of Psychiatrists data, in the Health Service Journal, shows Tameside and Glossop had the lowest spending per head at PS9.
In emails seen by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), the committee chairman Dr Johann Malawana said the committee's executive should think about what happens next, including the possibility of a walkout with no return date.
The junior doctors' committee chairman said excluding paediatrics from the strike was the "right thing to do", according to internal emails leaked to the Health Service Journal.
Last week Abertawe Bro Morgannwg stated in the Health Service Journal that it is "delivering integrated healthcare to over 500,000 people, with a budget of PS1.
Locala, a private company which provides nurses for NHS services in Kirklees and Calderdale, has been shortlisted for the 'Under Pressure' category in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on November 18.

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