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inpatient

 [in´pa-shent]
a patient who comes to a hospital or other health care facility for diagnosis or treatment that requires an overnight stay.

inpatient

/in·pa·tient/ (in´pa-shent) a patient who comes to a hospital or other health care facility for diagnosis or treatment that requires an overnight stay.

inpatient

(ĭn′pā′shənt)
n.
A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that requires at least one overnight stay.
adj.
Of or relating to inpatients or their care.

inpatient

[in′pāshənt]
Etymology: L, in, within, patior, to suffer
1 n, a patient who has been admitted to a hospital or other health care facility for at least an overnight stay.
2 adj, pertaining to the treatment or care of such a patient or to a health care facility to which a patient may be admitted for 24-hour care. Compare outpatient.

inpatient

adjective Referring to a patient admitted to hospital.

noun A term defined in the UK as a patient who:
(1) Occupies an available staffed bed in hospital and either remains overnight for any reason (except haemodialysis), or at admission is expected to remain overnight, but is discharged (by transfer out or death) earlier.
(2) Is a mother who delivers in hospital and whose admission and discharge occurs between successive bed counts, usually overnight.
(3) Is admitted as an emergency or urgent case, and
• Stays, regardless of length of stay; or
• Dies, whether or not a bed was occupied; or
• Undergoes a major operation without occupying a bed in the relevant specialty.
(4) Is a psychiatric patient.

in·pa·tient

(in'pā-shĕnt)
Patient who is admitted to and is assigned a bed in a health care facility while undergoing diagnosis and receiving treatment and care.

inpatient

A person staying in a hospital, at least overnight, for treatment.

Patient discussion about inpatient

Q. Bipolar inpatient experience? I am 39 yrs old and diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder. I was hospitalized in the last year for a servere depressive episode. I became suicidal and morbidly depressed after being on the wrong meds. I have been taking different meds for 10 months now and they are helping ALOT. Problem is that there is a fall out-- my husband, who suffers from bipolar as well, had to watch me go down a horrible path-- he also had to take care of our son whie I was inpatient for a few weeks. It traumatized him pretty badly. I feel guilty about the whole thing. I guess I am just looking for support and asking if anyone has experienced something similar. Thanks.

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