attached patient

attached patient

A 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.

attached patient

Patient 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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* Generally, attached patient parking is desired by physician tenants, e.g., five parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of medical real estate, as opposed to three to four for general office buildings.
Just imagine an e-mail with an attached patient record having the name of the patient changed or being sent to every tort lawyer in town.
If a laboratory gets a vial of blood from the ABC Insurance Company with an attached patient consent form for HIV testing that says the results can be turned over to ABC Insurance, the lab can follow through within the scope of the granted permission.