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National Health Service

noun
1.
(in Britain) the system of national medical services since 1948, financed mainly by taxation Abbreviation NHS
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  • Physicians and auxiliary medical personnel are all employed by the state in the national health service.

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    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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