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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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Leading discussions on inpatient care at Diabetes UKs Professional Conference this week, Dr Rayman said that hospital management teams and diabetes specialist teams must work together to implement hospital-wide safety practices.
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Recommendation: To improve the ability of VAMCs to determine RN staffing levels needed for inpatient units and to recruit and retain inpatient RNs, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the Under Secretary for Health to ensure that the new nurse staffing system provides RN staffing estimates that accurately account for both the actual inpatient acuity levels and current nursing tasks performed on inpatient units and adequately take into account the level of ancillary and nursing support that is available on VAMC inpatient units.
Notably, 716 inpatients were screened, of whom 584 were ineligible for the study, and only 32 of the remaining 132 consented.
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Yet another question to consider is whether the present credentialing criteria for the privilege to care for inpatients need to be revisited.
Only half (32 isolates) were from outpatients; the rest were from ICU (10 isolates) and non-ICU (22 isolates) inpatients.
They have to make arrangements for the transfer and or discharge of all patients before they can close the door to being an inpatient facility.
At any given time, the inpatient rehabilitation program of a model system of care must be able to serve diverse patients ranging from those who are slowly emerging from coma to those who are independent in activities of daily living (ADL), some of whom remain sufficiently cognitively-compromised to preclude their discharge home without further cognitive/behavioral rehabilitation.
High Desert stopped admitting tuberculosis and long-term nursing patients April 1 and planned to stop taking in other types of patients during May, with the intention that all inpatients be gone by May 30, union officials said.
Public comparisons of outcomes were limited to hospitals after states began collecting standardized outcomes measures of inpatients in the 1980s.