tertiary healthcare


Summary: Care of a highly technical and specialized nature, provided in a medical center, usually one affiliated with a university, for patients with unusually severe, complex, or uncommon health problems.

Top Publications

  1. de la Fuente J, Garrett C, Ossoff R, Vinson K, Francis D, Gelbard A. A Case Series of the Probability Density and Cumulative Distribution of Laryngeal Disease in a Tertiary Care Voice Center. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017;126:748-754 pubmed publisher
    ..Application of the Pareto principle may improve resource allocation in laryngology, but these initial results require confirmation across multiple institutions. ..
  2. Exline M, Ali N, Zikri N, Mangino J, Torrence K, Vermillion B, et al. Beyond the bundle--journey of a tertiary care medical intensive care unit to zero central line-associated bloodstream infections. Crit Care. 2013;17:R41 pubmed publisher
    ..Efforts to reduce residual CLA-BSIs require a strategic multidisciplinary team approach focused on epidemiologic investigations of practitioner- or unit-specific etiologies. ..
  3. Malcolm J, Maranger J, Taljaard M, Shah B, Tailor C, Liddy C, et al. Into the abyss: diabetes process of care indicators and outcomes of defaulters from a Canadian tertiary care multidisciplinary diabetes clinic. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013;13:303 pubmed publisher
    ..Efforts should be made to minimize defaulting in this group of individuals. ..
  4. Khan T, Laul P, Laul A, Ramzan M. Prognostic factors of maternal near miss events and maternal deaths in a tertiary healthcare facility in India. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017;138:171-176 pubmed publisher
    ..Anemia and infection were significant prognostic factors of maternal death in the present study. MNM could be used as surrogate for maternal death in the provision of standard obstetric care. ..
  5. Zullow S, Jambaulikar G, Rustgi A, Quezada S, Cross R. Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency and Impact of Repletion in a Tertiary Care Inflammatory Bowel Disease Population. Dig Dis Sci. 2017;62:2072-2078 pubmed publisher
    ..Non-Caucasian race and female gender are associated with low vitamin D. UC was associated with lower risk of vitamin D insufficiency. In CD, vitamin D repletion is associated with decreased disease activity and increased QOL. ..
  6. Ghaffar R, Iqbal Q, Khalid A, Saleem F, Hassali M, Baloch N, et al. Frequency and predictors of anxiety and depression among pregnant women attending tertiary healthcare institutes of Quetta City, Pakistan. BMC Womens Health. 2017;17:51 pubmed publisher
    ..study, therefore, aims to find out the frequency and predictors of A&D among pregnant women attending a tertiary healthcare institutes in the city of Quetta, in the Balochistan province, Pakistan...
  7. Westerman T, Tornquist S, Foster C, Poulsen K. Evaluation of serum amyloid A and haptoglobin concentrations as prognostic indicators for horses with inflammatory disease examined at a tertiary care hospital. Am J Vet Res. 2015;76:882-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Acute-phase proteins likely have more utility in serial analysis rather than testing at a single time point for horses with inflammatory conditions. ..
  8. Saha D, Pal A, Sarkar N, Das D, Blackard J, Guha S, et al. Occult hepatitis B virus infection in HIV positive patients at a tertiary healthcare unit in eastern India. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179035 pubmed publisher
    ..This study highlights several distinct features of OBI in India and underscores the need for additional HBV DNA screening in HIV-positive individuals. ..
  9. Kumar M, Venkataswamy M, Sathyanarayanan G, Thippeswamy H, Chandra P, Mani R. Immune system aberrations in postpartum psychosis: An immunophenotyping study from a tertiary care neuropsychiatric hospital in India. J Neuroimmunol. 2017;310:8-13 pubmed publisher
    ..The variations in immune cell subsets highlight the generalized immune dysregulation in PP. ..

More Information


  1. Fawi H, Saba K, Cunningham A, Masud S, Lewis M, Hossain M, et al. Venous thromboembolism in adult elective spinal surgery: a tertiary centre review of 2181 patients. Bone Joint J. 2017;99-B:1204-1209 pubmed publisher
    ..The addition of LMWH is safe in patients at higher risk of developing VTE. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:1204-9. ..