secondary care

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(Tıp, İlaç) Medical care provided by a specialist or facility upon referral by a primary care physician
Also known as acute care, this refers to specialist medical care or surgery provided in a hospital setting either as an in-patient or outpatient service Patients seen in hospitals are generally under the care of a consultant, not a GP
Consists of first level specialized care requiring more sophisticated and complicated diagnostic procedures and treatment than provided at the primary care level, normally delivered in hospitals
Services provided by medical specialists, such as cardiologists, urologists and dermatologists, who generally do not have first contact with patients
Care provided in a hospital or other acute setting - ie not primary or community based care
Patients whose needs are too complex to be managed in primary care are referred to more specialist services Secondary care includes local hospitals and treatment given away from the hospital setting, such as mental health services, learning disability services and help for older people
Medical services provided by physicians who do not have first contact with patients Examples would be specialists such as urologists, cardiologists, etc See also Primary Care and Tertiary Care (H)
Specialist care, typically provided in a hospital setting or following referral from a primary or community health professional
secondary care


    sec·ond·a·ry care

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