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patient category

An NHS term of art for a patient’s status regarding payment for services.

NHS Patient categories
1  Amenity patient
2  Paying patient
3  NHS patient
4  Overseas visitor liable to pay for treatment
5  Overseas visitor not liable to pay (reciprocal arrangements)
8  Other, including hospice patients
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This category of patient is estimated to represent between 10% and 20% of all adult asthma sufferers.
It is common practice for patients to be allowed into hospital grounds or the wider community, either supervised or unsupervised depending on the category of patient.
Outstanding in the Category of Patient Education Information
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Making the Journey Your Own" was recognized in the Patient Education category and "Low Back Pain: Managing your Pain through Self-Care" won in the category of Patient Education as well as that of Total Health Information Program, which includes recognition for the video as well as the booklet and packaging.
Adults who pay for their NHS treatment are the least lucrative category of patient for dentists since they do not get a "capitation" fee for them as they do for patients who get free treatment.
com, was bestowed with the prestigious Merit Award in the category of Patient Education from a Pharmaceutical Company.
The medical utility reflects the unlimited attentiveness and support from the Kingdom's leadership to boost the healthcare services provided to this category of patients to ameliorate the quality of their livelihood and enable them to effectively and efficiently contribute into the nation's development and involve them in community activities and functions.
The constant supply of this life-giving fluid is vital to this category of patients," Zahrani said.
This category of patients mostly requires treatments from all the sub-specialties in the Orthopaedic department," he said.
This includes the vast category of patients affected by chronic pain with combined nociceptive and neuropathic components, which frequently require treatment with two or more pain medications to achieve efficacy.
In the past, the drugs were almost exclusively reserved for cancer patients and people with short-term pain - on the theory that in the first category of patients the need outweighed the risk, and in the second group, short term use was unlikely to lead to long-term addiction.
The hospital is introducing a two week preventive treatment programme for DR high risk category of patients, which aims at strengthening the visual organ, thereby making it healthier and hence preventing / delaying the onset of Diabetic Retinopathy.