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tertiary care

noun, Medicine/Medical
the aspect of in-patient care dealing with illnesses or conditions requiring specialized techniques, as coronary artery bypass surgery, renal hemodialysis, and treatment of severe burns. Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for tertiary care

any medical treatment administered at a health-care facility by highly specialized providers and often involving high-technology resources

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