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adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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The volume index of the output of the RCF sector in year Q is constructed as a Tornqvist aggregation of resident days by level of care using the share of expenditure as weights:
It is of the utmost importance that any given definition of level of care should not be confused with quality of care, health worker experience or skill.
It is about the level of care patients receive in hospital.
Based on the individual's needs, guidelines help determine the most appropriate level of care.
Generally, individuals who require this level of care do not meet the criteria for a nursing facility's skilled or intermediate care.
Another important piece of data collection is your contract with the parent for the level of care you provide and the type of disabilities and chronic illnesses you can reasonably support.
Callahan gives a communitarian answer: The basic level of care should be whatever is sufficient "to ensure civic functioning" -- to allow children to function in schools, workers to function at their jobs, parents to function in child-rearing, citizens to exercise their roles in a political society.
He recounted a recent case involving a client that repeatedly asked to be moved into a higher level of care, in this case, from out-patient up to residential.
The survey, based on similar surveys carried out in recent years in Cape Town, (2,3) aimed to describe the level of care requirement of children in all public hospitals in the city at the time of admission and at the time of review.
He spent two weeks in intensive care at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary and is now under the lowest level of care at the special care baby unit.
From a marketing standpoint, residents want to move into the independent living side, but they also want to have the comfort of knowing that a higher level of care is available.