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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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The author clearly has developed a remarkable natural aptitude for literature by liberal reading and most patient care [56] in composition--composition in that narrower sense which is concerned with the building of a good sentence; as also in that wider sense, which ensures, in a work like this, with so many joints, so many currents of interest, a final unity of impression an the part of the reader, and easy transition by him from one to the other.
The monk made his appeal to the eye as with patient care he copied, painted and made his manuscript beautiful with gold and colors.
Bud, with ceaseless toil and patient care, tended the lilies, which bloomed brightly, the crowns grew bright, and in her hands the wands had power over birds and blossoms, for she was striving to give happiness to others, forgetful of herself.
The majority will never be withdrawn from the obscurity of the manuscripts on which the patient care of their authors inscribed them; others have been printed in full and serve as the main basis for our knowledge of the events of the period.
Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance payable to about two lakh entitled Central Government employees to double the existing rates with effect from 1s` September, 2008.
For the first time, effective JCAHO preparation may directly benefit patient care because survey strategies must emphasize knowing what is actually going on with patients, and spending far less time sitting in committees developing lengthy paper trails.
The neonatal intensive care specialist is among the scores of workers organizing this year over claims that deteriorating staffing, work conditions and patient care are plaguing some Southland hospitals.
The NLRB, for the past 20 years, has determined that nurses who direct the work of others in furtherance of patient care are acting "in the interest of the patient" rather than "in the interest of the employer," and therefore are not supervisors.
The following library-related services are discussed as important contributors to clinical information delivery; clinical librarianship; LATCH (Literature Attached to the Chart); end-user searching of computerized databases; quality filtering of the literature; and clinical information systems that integrate internally generated patient care information, such as the patient record, with access to library and information services.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today awarded Stanford Hospital & Clinics the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing practices and quality patient care.
The resolution will depend on whether it is viewed from the public health or an individual patient care perspective.
They point out that it is arbitrary to separate investigational elements of a treatment from issues of basic patient care.

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