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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Secondary care

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Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
Tunstall in-house glossary

The specialist treatment and support provided by health professionals who have been referred to them for specific expert care, most often provided in hospitals.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

Care that you receive in hospital, either as an inpatient or an outpatient. This may be planned or emergency care. It is more specialist than primary care.

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