tertiary 5 ???

nepol Member Posts: 29

what is tertiary? thanks nepol.


  • CowboyBob
    CowboyBob Member Posts: 31

    Tertiary refers to the third level in a hierarchy of some sort. In healthcare, commonly the hierarchy is

    1) primary care  Doctors office

    2) Secondary care  A community hospital

    3) Tertiary care-  a Medical Center

    4) Some would add Quartenary care (Like a specialized transplant center)


    You question may refer to some other hierarchy. If you have a context we can probably help translate.