private patient


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private patient

Medspeak-UK
A patient who has the responsibility for paying charges for hospital accommodation and health services.

Medspeak-US
A patient whose care is entrusted to one physician, who usually has had a long-term relationship with the patient, and who is often directly reimbursed for his or her services by a third party payer or by the patient him- or herself.

private patient

A Pt whose care is entrusted to one physician, who usually has had a long-term relationship with the Pt, and who is often directly reimbursed for his services by a 'third party' payer or by the Pt. Cf Personal physician.

private patient

A patient whose care is the responsibility of one identifiable health care professional, usually a physician or dentist. The health care professional is paid directly, either by the patient or by the patient's insurer.
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Prior information notice without call for competition : Private Patients Unit(s) Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
NHS patients can leave the NHS queue to go private, but private patients cannot join the NHS queue ahead of NHS patients already in the queue.
The report found health boards "could not provide assurance" that private patients who transfer to the NHS for treatment are not unfairly advantaged.
The traditional principle of our NHS treatment, based on need and not the ability to pay, now comes only after the private patients have been given a greater priority.
The Trust's core focus is to provide excellent cancer care and treatment for NHS patients and the provision of private patient services will not prejudice or disrupt NHS services in any way.
The accusation comes only weeks after Health Ministry officials said it was wrong for private patients to take precedence over those forced to queue for months before they are operated on.
About eight per cent reported that they were pressured into being admitted as private patient, and a further 10 per cent said they were not given a choice as to whether they were to be admitted as a Medicare or private patient.
Administrative safeguards ensure that day-to-day operations regarding the handling of private patient data is documented, managed and controlled.
While in for a pre-operation check-up, the 74-year-old discovered a private patient in the bed next to him had waited six weeks for surgery.
A signed agreement with Calvary Hospital (Bronx, New York), the largest acute-care provider of hospice care in New York, to be their facility of choice to receive Queens-based hospice patients prompted conversion of an additional nine private patient care rooms, bringing the expanded refurbishment of skilled care rooms to a total of 23 hospice beds, as of May 1, 2002.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH) is seeking to expand its private patient income to support the strategic development of NHS Services.
Most private patient activity is actually carried out in private rather than NHS hospitals, thus relieving the NHS of a considerable workload.

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