Care, services, or supplies related to the health of an individual, including (1) preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, or palliative care, and counseling, service, assessment, or procedure with respect to the physical or mental condition, or functional status, of an individual that affects the structure or function of the body; and (2) sale or dispensing of a drug, device, equipment, or other item in accordance with a prescription.
Canada's health care system provides access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital, inpatient and outpatient physician services. Provincial and territorial governments are responsible for the delivery of Canada's health care and hospital services; the federal government shares in the cost of these services.
Health Care is a broad term that directly refers to different activities and means used to prevent or cure different processes of morbidity. In this vocabulary the term is used to group information about health care procedures and evaluation.
Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions.http://www.answers.com/healthcare&r=67#copyright The organised provision of such services may constitute a health care system. This can include a specific governmental organisation such as, in the UK, the National Health Service or a cooperation across the National Health Service and Social Services as in Shared Care. Before the term "healthcare" became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.
A term used euphemistically by Birthist Abortionites, abortionmongers, necrochoicers and the like to include acts that result in the deaths of human beings. Such use is an example of a necronym and a Big Lie. See also NECRONYM and BIG LIE.