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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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The paper added more than 90 per cent of the beds at the tertiary care hospitals were routinely occupied, which was beyond the normal threshold of 80 per cent.
Tertiary care level is a university based teaching hospital comprising of an outpatient and inpatient integrated care along with research and education programs.
By veto power it is meant that if clinical assessment of chest and chest x-ray were normal as informed by the physician, patient was taken in otherwise referred to a tertiary care centre even if it belonged to Category I.
He said that it would also stop the flow of patients towards tertiary care hospitals as the quality health services would be available in DHQ hospitals.
Key Words: District hospital, Tertiary care hospital, Referral system
Primary care facilities fared poorly in most areas in comparison to secondary and tertiary care facilities, the researchers found.
The first phase of the project - planned to be finished in 2016 - will witness the completion of the Healthcare Complex which consists of a 250-bed multi-specialty tertiary care hospital which includes Organ Transplant Centre of Excellence, Diagnostic Centre of Excellence, and Rehabilitation Centre of Excellence.
BEIRUT: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East announced Wednesday that it is increasing its average coverage of tertiary care for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from 40 to 50 percent.
Since the 1990s, there have been many hospital merger cases in which a tertiary care hospital that provides specialized care (the acquirer) acquires a non-tertiary care hospital that does not offer such services (the target).
We are extremely pleased to spearhead one of the largest and finest super specialty tertiary care hospitals in India.
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