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A tertiary referral hospital (also called a tertiary hospital, tertiary referral center, tertiary care center, or tertiary center) is a hospital that provides tertiary care,[1] which is a level of health care obtained from specialists in a large hospital after referral from the providers of primary care and secondary care.[2] Beyond that general definition, there is no precise narrower or more formal definition, but tertiary centers usually include the following:

Some examples of tertiary referral center care are:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tertiary Care Centers - MeSH - NCBI". Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  2. ^ "Definition of TERTIARY CARE". Retrieved 2019-05-29.