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Term: Convalescence

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04


Care provided to patients after surgery or serious illness that may not require hospital-level care but that does not allow the patient to return home safely. Convalescent care is provided to people who require specific medical and therapeutic services in a supportive environment (Community Care Access Centre, 2005 - - Accessed March 22, 2013).

Related terms 


  • Community Care Access Centre. Convalescent care. Retrieved from: Accessed March 22, 2013. 2005.(View)

Term used in 

  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Rajotte L. Who is in our Hospitals.and why? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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