difficult patient

A patient who is troublesome, tedious and/or noncompliant with physician instructions

difficult patient

Medtalk A Pt who is troublesome, tedious, or noncompliant with physician instructions. See Abandonment, Ama, Contributory negligence. Cf 'Good' Pt.
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to make these difficult patient care decisions is leaning on a weak reed.
Students learn skills for handling difficult patient situations, medical law and ethics, general office procedures, medical billing, CPT and ICD-9 coding, claim submission, insurance follow-up and use of medical billing software.
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The jury was told Mr Jones can be a difficult patient because of his mental illness and reacts aggressively towards his carers and, while he was being undressed, started spitting.
By extending the drug delivery to address the delayed healing often seen in difficult patient populations, zotarolimus exhibits strong potency with low in-stent and in-segment late loss at four months.
Desmond Lennon, prosecuting, told the court Mr Jones could be a difficult patient because of his mental illness and could react aggressively towards his carers.
But when a former colleague (Oliver Platt) asks him to give his diagnosis on a difficult patient (Brittany Murphy) it puts his own family at risk.
The secure and private platform allows our members to communicate and discuss all aspects of patient care, clinical research and difficult patient cases with physician experts as well as other health care providers with similar interests.