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a patient who comes to the hospital, clinic, or dispensary for diagnosis or treatment but is not admitted for an overnight stay.
A patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in an overnight room or ward.
A patient whose treatment does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or clinic.
Of or relating to outpatients or their care.
adjective Referring to that which occurs outside of an institutional health care environment or hospital setting—e.g., therapy.
noun A patient undergoing a diagnostic workup, evaluation, or treatment outside of a hospital.
noun A patient who receives care in hospital without requiring an overnight stay; any patient who attends a specialty (consultant) or other medical clinic or is seen outside of a clinic by a consultant or senior member of his or her team at any location including the patient's home. Outpatients can be distinguished from ward attenders by the fact that they are usually seen by junior members of the team.
Types of outpatients
New, follow-up (return).
outpatientadjective Referring to that which occurs–eg, therapy, outside of an institutional health care environment or hospital setting noun A Pt undergoing a diagnostic workup, evaluation, or treatment outside of a hospital. Cf Inpatient Psychiatry Mental health treatment in the community at a local clinic or from private therapists.
A patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in a room or ward.
outpatientA patient receiving medical attention in a medical facility who does not occupy a bed overnight.
Patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in an overnight room or ward.