Any type of services provided by professionals or paraprofessionals with an impact on health status.
Goods and services used as inputs to produce health.
World Health Organization. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Glossary. 2009.
Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.
It is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health professions, chiropractic, physicians, physician associates, dentistry, midwifery, nursing, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, and other health professions.
It includes the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.