The human health and social work sector includes the provision of health and social work activities. This includes a wide range of activities, such as health care provided by trained medical professionals in hospitals and other facilities, residential care activities that still involve a degree of health care activities, and social work activities without any involvement of health care professionals.
The human health sub-sector includes hospitals, general or specialty medical, surgical, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, sanatoria, medical nursing homes, asylums, mental hospital institutions, rehabilitation centres, etc. It also includes medical consultation and treatment by general practitioners and medical specialists and surgeons, and dental practices.
The residential care sub-sector includes the provision of residential care combined with either nursing, supervisory or other types of care as required by the residents. The social work sub-sector includes the provision of a variety of social assistance services directly to clients (excluding accommodation services, except on a temporary basis).