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inpatient

 [in´pa-shent]
a patient who comes to a hospital or other health care facility for diagnosis or treatment that requires an overnight stay.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

inpatient

(ĭn′pā′shənt)
n.
A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that requires at least one overnight stay.
adj.
Of or relating to inpatients or their care.
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inpatient

adjective Referring to a patient admitted to hospital.

noun A term defined in the UK as a patient who:
(1) Occupies an available staffed bed in hospital and either remains overnight for any reason (except haemodialysis), or at admission is expected to remain overnight, but is discharged (by transfer out or death) earlier.
(2) Is a mother who delivers in hospital and whose admission and discharge occurs between successive bed counts, usually overnight.
(3) Is admitted as an emergency or urgent case, and
• Stays, regardless of length of stay; or
• Dies, whether or not a bed was occupied; or
• Undergoes a major operation without occupying a bed in the relevant specialty.
(4) Is a psychiatric patient.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·pa·tient

(in'pā-shĕnt)
Patient who is admitted to and is assigned a bed in a health care facility while undergoing diagnosis and receiving treatment and care.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

inpatient

A person staying in a hospital, at least overnight, for treatment.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about inpatient

Q. Bipolar inpatient experience? I am 39 yrs old and diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder. I was hospitalized in the last year for a servere depressive episode. I became suicidal and morbidly depressed after being on the wrong meds. I have been taking different meds for 10 months now and they are helping ALOT. Problem is that there is a fall out-- my husband, who suffers from bipolar as well, had to watch me go down a horrible path-- he also had to take care of our son whie I was inpatient for a few weeks. It traumatized him pretty badly. I feel guilty about the whole thing. I guess I am just looking for support and asking if anyone has experienced something similar. Thanks.

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