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service patient

A patient who is the ward of a health facility, often by default. Service patients lack insurance and have a condition requiring long-term surveillance or care.

service patient

Public Pt Social medicine A Pt who is the ward of a health facility, often by default; SPs lack insurance and have a condition requiring long-term care. See Homeless(ness. ), 'Safety net' hospitals. Cf Private Pt.
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Key public patient areas to be addressed are Eye Ward, Maternity Ward, Childrens Ward, and Male Surgical Wards.
Built-in benches in the public patient wards accommodate visitors who might stay for a few hours or even overnight.
Being a public patient, these dates are too precious to alter.
Resuming after the Christmas break, the public inquiry chaired by Robert Francis QC, heard the Public Patient Involvement Forum failed to spot failings at the hospital.
The centre is fully occupied with charities ranging from Age Concern to Public Patient Initiative and Ethnic Welfare.
Public Patient Involvement Forums, which will cease to exist at the end of April 2008.
Upon entry to hospital, all patients are required to fill in a patient election form which records whether they are to be treated as a public patient, thereby avoiding out of pocket expenses, or as a private patient, enabling them to skip the public sector surgical queue for elective procedures.
In Some Brazilian States, the Health Secretariat is Developing Measures to Facilitate Public Patient Access to the Most Commonly Requested Drugs, According to a New Report from Decision Resources
Type I and Type III ambulances are most popular among fire departments and public patient transport services; Type II are sold primarily to private ambulance services.
The mixing of private and public patient offerings raises questions about conflicts of interest, with public services being reduced to protect the revenue bases of private operations.
On 13 February 2011 Australia's First Ministers signed the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services to improve public patient access to elective surgery, emergency departments and subacute care services by improving efficiency and capacity in public hospitals.
These individual contracts will facilitate closer working relationships between senior clinicians and the sixteen Hospital and Health Boards that drive public patient health care under the devolved model introduced by the Newman Government in 2012.