attached patientA patient in the USA who is known to have a regular attending physician (GP, or general practitioner, in the UK) when he or she is registered/seen in an ER or other “neutral” healthcare setting.
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attached patientPatient care A Pt known to have a regular attending physician when he/she is registered/seen in an ER or other 'neutral' health care setting. See Attending physician, Flipping. Cf Unattached patient.
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