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aftercare

Pronunciation: af′ter-kār

Definition:

  1. The care and treatment of a patient after an operation, delivery, or convalescence from an illness.
  2. Following psychiatric hospitalization, a continuing program of rehabilitation designed to reinforce the effects of the therapy; may include partial hospitalization, day hospital, or outpatient treatment.
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