secondary patient

secondary patient

a person treated during an encounter between a health care provider and another patient, the primary patient, who initiated the encounter (for example, sib of a patient with a communicable disease).
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The ambulances will include facilities for one primary patient, a secondary patient and space for medical equipment storage.
Once completed in accordance with the ISO 90001 quality assurance system, the units will include facilities for one primary patient, a secondary patient and space for medical equipment storage.
Improvements in secondary patient reported sleep maintenance endpoints were also statistically significant (p<0.
whether the contact was a source patient or secondary patient in relation to the index patient or whether the direction of transmission was unknown), the relationship between patients (shared a household, nonhousehold friends or relatives, co-worker, or common source), and the exposure setting (correctional, school or day-care center, workplace, emergency shelter, group quarters, hospital, nursing home, other long-term care facility, or other setting).
A secondary patient was defined as a confirmed TB patient who was infected by an identifiable source.
More than 60% (354 of 584) of the suspected patient pairs in which the secondary patient was not a child were genotyped, and 240 (68%) of these patient pairs had concordant genotypes (Figure 2).
Spacelabs Medical, a global leader in patient monitoring systems, announced the launch of its new Clinical Event Interface (CEI) for secondary patient alarm notification.
Initially the Patient Education System project is going to focus on congestive heart failure and enable the AHA to make assessments of existing primary and secondary patient research, conduct primary market research, needs assessments and concept testing with providers and patients.
The child attended nursery while infectious; subsequently, cases in 3 secondary patients in the nursery were reported to the HPT.
Tracheoesophageal speech was abandoned completely by 1 primary patient and 2 secondary patients.
However, 29 of the 187 patients were the source for another patient and were included in our analyses of paired source and secondary patients, and of transmitters and nontransmitters.
The mean number of secondary patients per source was 1.