What is health care?

  • (noun): The preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession.
    Synonyms: healthcare
    See also — Additional definitions below

Health Care

Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care and tertiary care, as well as in public health.

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Courtenay, British Columbia - Infrastructure - Health Care
... SJGH provides 235 beds, with 110 for acute care and 125 for complex care ... Joseph of Toronto in 1913, to provide the needed health care to the settlers of the Comox Valley and its active logging industry ... Currently SJGH falls under the Vancouver Island Health Authority, but still maintains its Christian and Catholic principles through its current ...
Community Health
... Community health, a field of public health, is a discipline that concerns itself with the study and betterment of the health characteristics of biological ... While the term community can be broadly defined, community health tends to focus on geographic areas rather than people with shared characteristics ... The health characteristics of a community are often examined using geographic information system (GIS) software and public health datasets ...
Health Care - Related Sectors - Health Information Technology
... See also Health information technology, Health informatics, and eHealth Health information technology (HIT) is “the application of information ... that can be networked to build systems for moving health information ...
National Legal And Policy Center - Lawsuit V. Hillary Healthcare Task Force
... the meetings and records of Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care task force ... deft political move, designed to disrupt our work on health care and foster an impression with the public and the news media that we were conducting ‘secret’ meetings.” In his 2003 book, The Clinton ... the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the American Council for Health Care Reform ...

More definitions of "health care":

  • (noun): Social insurance for the ill and injured.

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