new patient

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new pa·tient

(nū pā'shĕnt)
A patient who has either never been seen or has not been seen by a given physician in the past 3 years or any physician of the same specialty within such group.
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A freedom of information request submitted to the health board by south of Scotland MSP Colin Smyth revealed that four practices including St Michael's Medical Centre and Charlotte Medical Centre in Dumfries, have stopped taking on any new patients.
We also calculated the waiting times for new patients to be reviewed in the outpatient clinic.
Problems accessing NHS dentists have now reached the Health Secretary's own backyard in Surrey, where three areas are shut to new patients.
The addition of the new patient arrival bays are taking a big step forward in terms of patient privacy and dignity.
New patients are waiting 9 days longer for an appointment with an ob.gyn.
NEW PATIENTS are waiting 3.5 days longer for an appointment with a dermatologist in 2017 than they did in 2014, according to physician recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins.
The US Food and Drug Administration has now removed the partial clinical hold preventing enrolment of new patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in clinical trials assessing durvalumab as monotherapy and in combination with tremelimumab or other potential medicines.
"I was looking after a new patient the other day when I was asked to go out the front to start triaging and seeing to another patient.
Embarking on construction of a new patient tower at Regions Hospital in St, Paul, Minn., hospital administrators serendipitously found themselves in a perfect position to conduct some high-quality research.
Residents of Central Massachusetts don't have much trouble getting a new patient appointment to see a specialist, but according to a study on patient access to care released this week by the Massachusetts Medical Society, they have a harder time finding primary care physicians who accept new patients - particularly in pediatrics and family medicine.
During the 18-month process, three new patient rooms and a consultation area were added, the size of the waiting area increased and space created for a new Gendex panoramic digital X-ray machine.

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