Definition of health service noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


health service

BrE BrE//ˈhelθ sɜːvɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhelθ sɜːrvɪs//
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a public service providing medical care see also National Health ServiceExtra examples Are you going to have your operation done on the national health service? The health service can’t provide cosmetic surgery. This treatment is difficult to obtain under the national health service. a shortage of labour in the health service decision-making within the health service plans to set up a national health service
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