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"healthcare" in British English

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healthcarenoun [U]

uk   /ˈhelθ.keər/  us   /-ker/
C1 the set of ​servicesprovided by a ​country or an ​organization for the ​treatment of the ​physically and the ​mentallyill: Healthcare ​workers are some of the ​lowestpaidpeople in the ​country.
(Definition of healthcare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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healthcarenoun [U]

(also health care) uk   /ˈhelθkeər/  us   /-ker/
the ​activity or ​business of ​providingmedicalservices: Many ​people in the country cannot ​affordhealthcare. Large ​corporations should have some ​responsibility in providing healthcare, ​safeworkingconditions, and an ​environment of ​equality. For many ​voters, healthcarereforms are high on the ​politicalagenda.healthcare system/service/sector The NHS is a world-leading healthcare ​systemfree at the ​point of need to everyone. healthcare ​benefits/​costs/​expenses healthcare/​industry/​company/​provider free/​privatehealthcare
(Definition of healthcare from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “healthcare”
in Arabic الرعاية الصحِيّة…
in Korean 의료 서비스…
in Portuguese assistência médica…
in Catalan atenció sanitària…
in Japanese (制度としての)ヘルスケア…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医疗保健服务…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫療保健服務…
in Italian servizio sanitario…
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