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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in an overnight room or ward.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A patient whose treatment does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or clinic.
Of or relating to outpatients or their care.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in a room or ward.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
outpatientA patient receiving medical attention in a medical facility who does not occupy a bed overnight.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in an overnight room or ward.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012