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The need to understand what works in social prescribing

Social prescribing has the potential to address many of the factors that perpetuate illness, decrease quality of life and add to health care costs - such as social isolation, inactivity and smoking. It has expanded the options ...

Jul 18, 2017
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What to look for when choosing a good care home

Although four out of five adult care homes in England evaluated in a recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were found to provide good care, it is the shocking reports of resident abuse, medication errors, under ...

Jul 14, 2017
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Health care

Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.

Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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