Primary Care Definition

The initial medical care given to an outpatient by a general health care provider, especially a family physician, internist, or pediatrician, usually as part of regular, nonemergency care, and sometimes followed by referral to other medical providers.
American Heritage Medicine

(healthcare) The medical attention that a patient receives upon first contact with a healthcare system; either a general practitioner or the A&E or ER department of a hospital.


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