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Princeton's WordNet

  1. healthcare, health carenoun

    the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession


  1. healthcare

    Health care or healthcare is the improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, amelioration or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionals and allied health fields. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiology, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, and other health professions all constitute health care. It includes work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health. Access to health care may vary across countries, communities, and individuals, influenced by social and economic conditions as well as health policies. Providing health care services means "the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes". Factors to consider in terms of health care access include financial limitations (such as insurance coverage), geographical and logistical barriers (such as additional transportation costs and the possibility to take paid time off work to use such services), sociocultural expectations, and personal limitations (lack of ability to communicate with health care providers, poor health literacy, low income). Limitations to health care services affects negatively the use of medical services, the efficacy of treatments, and overall outcome (well-being, mortality rates). Health systems are organizations established to meet the health needs of targeted populations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a well-functioning health care system requires a financing mechanism, a well-trained and adequately paid workforce, reliable information on which to base decisions and policies, and well-maintained health facilities to deliver quality medicines and technologies. An efficient health care system can contribute to a significant part of a country's economy, development, and industrialization. Health care is conventionally regarded as an important determinant in promoting the general physical and mental health and well-being of people around the world. An example of this was the worldwide eradication of smallpox in 1980, declared by the WHO as the first disease in human history to be eliminated by deliberate health care interventions.


  1. healthcare

    Healthcare, also spelled as health care, refers to organized provision of medical services, including preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and maintenance care. It encompasses services delivered by healthcare professionals and allied health fields to maintain, improve, or recover physical, mental, and emotional health of individuals or communities. It also covers the planning, management, and administration of public health, illness prevention strategies, health education, and research. Different healthcare approaches may be utilized such as traditional medicine, alternative, or complementary therapies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of healthcare in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of healthcare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of healthcare in a Sentence

  1. Zach Gilford:

    I just think it’s such an amazing organization, it got caught in the crosshairs of politicians … I don’t know why a bunch of men should tell women how to do their healthcare and try to defund it.

  2. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp:

    Given the favorable data, enhanced testing, and approval of our healthcare professionals, we will allow gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, estheticians, their respective schoolsand massage therapists to reopen their doors this Friday.

  3. Adam Roth:

    It's not only a big burden for healthcare systems but also for the economy.

  4. Martin Sosa:

    I am grateful to this government because it gave us back our dignity by helping the poor and including us in politics. It gave us work, opened factories, improved access to public education and healthcare, before we couldn't dream of studying at university, now we can.

  5. Rob Sadowski:

    All of these factors are making healthcare information more attractive to criminals.

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