Healthcare (glossary)

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The maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Oxford Dictionaries. s.v. "healthcare." Accessed February 18, 2016.


The term healthcare generally sometimes is used to refer only to the improvement of physical or mental health; i.e. to the delivery of medical care after there is an issue. This broader definition was chosen to encompass preventive approaches to healthcare as well.

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